Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So this is how excited (times about 47......million) I am to be a part of this team! And to be going on THIS trip. God's timing is absolutely perfect!
Hello! My name is Lashae. I am 17 and will be the youngest person on our team. This makes me laugh because I am the oldest of 5 kids in my family but will be the "baby" on the trip.
Anyways...I have dreamed of doing "missions" for most of my life. Someday I hope to go to India but right now (and for almost the past year) I have had no bigger dream than to go to Uganda and serve orphans, widows and the poorest of the poor! One of the greatest parts about this trip, is that I get to go with my dad and uncle. I am so excited to share this experience with the the two men I look up to most.
On this trip there will be many "firsts" for me: I have never travelled outside of the western part of the U.S. I have never been away from home for more than a week. Never have I been on a plane for more than 3 hours. Nor have I had to wear a skirt for more than one day in a row. To be honest I haven't seen poverty in the least (helping at a soup kitchen is as close as I've been). And so many, many other things that I can't even imagine will all be very, very new to me.
But I am so very ready. I'm excited and I am willing to let God use me however He wants. My prayer is, that going to a place and doing things so different from what I have ever experienced, that I will be able to go with fresh eyes and a fresh heart and see it in a way no one else on the team will. I pray (and I hope you will pray with me) that my heart will be broken and my mind will be blown, but in the best way possible. I want Christ to show me His heart for this place and its people and that I wont be crushed but that I will be empowered and fueled by the Holy Spirit to move forward and make a difference. A big part of this trip for me is to get my feet wet and see what it is I can do, what needs to be done and what God would have me do in the future. This is a big step for me and I am totally stoked!
Uganda 2010 is going to be a journey, an adventure and truly LIFE-changing. Because we serve a God who loves to change lives, and already in the past year my life has RADICALLY changed, all because of Christ and much of it has been in waiting and preparation for this trip.
So I want to thank you who are praying for us and encouraging us as we embark on a wonderful adventure for Jesus. It's gonna be grand.