So tomorrow is the day.
I’ve always wanted to travel. As a teenager I thought being a missionary and living somewhere crazy would be amazing, and seeing different parts of the world has always been something I wanted to do. It seems that mission trips are always too short for you to really make an impact or really interact with the culture, and I remember so many times saying that I would want to go somewhere and stay for awhile. How crazy is it that when I had pretty much forgotten about that dream and put myself into college and a strict schedule, God paved the way for me to do exactly what I had talked about absentmindedly all those years ago.
Short term I’ve been to Brazil, Canada and Ireland. All beautiful trips and great memories, but not enough time to feel like I knew the place. Six months in Guam will be time to get my hands dirty, get connected and really live there for awhile without actually being a missionary and living there long-term.
How can I describe the feeling in the pit of my stomach when I think about all this crazy stuff? I am so excited for what God will teach me and what I’ll be able to do. I’m amazed at God’s exciting plan for me and how much bigger it is than anything I thought I would be able to do.
At 7am my flight leaves for San Francisco, then Japan, then Guam. I’ll land Saturday morning at 1:30am Guam time which should be around 11:30am Friday morning EST. You’ll get pictures as soon as I can get them up!