This trip got the best of me… and I should only hope so! (The “situation” was no more than a 15 min. overtired but didn’t-want-to-go-to-bed-fit). I am honored to do what I get to do here and even at home–to take care of and dearly love children that God has placed in my path. I am especially humbled to know that I have the utmost trust of the parents of these amazing children.
As a worship leader it’s easy to get lost in the details: such as ensuring the best key for the congregation or making the transition between the songs just right. As leaders we’re rarely satisfied and often feel that we haven't quite ‘gotten there’.
I just realized I have blood smeared on my hand - I smashed a mosquito on the wall of my room. My face has bites all over it! But I can tell you that mosquito bites have been the very worst part of this trip! The rest of it has been full of joy and grace! Where have I seen God? Playing "Nirtz" (a card game) with kids from South Africa who live in Mozambique and an English boy who lives in Pakistan.
Some general insights from Alan–Day 1: started out with a wonderful european breakfast. So many of the mentors have vast mission field experience and the atmosphere is rich with comraderie and loving support.