Tuesday, April 22, 2008

God is Good

I have been thinking about doing this journey alone and my final conclusion would be that I don't want to. I spoke with a friend today and she said I should just pray God will bring the right person if it His will and if not then he will provide while I am there. So I just said a short little prayer of sorts and just a few hours later a friend of almost 10 years calls. Our families are close and we share much of the same values and vision for the future as well as our faith. Her husband is a pilot at the same company as mine and she is a world traveler and a pro at non rev travel! She and I wouldn't pay next to nothing to get to Ethiopia! It is perfect and because we don't keep in touch on a regular weekly basis I hadn't even thought of it. God did and that was cool. Neither of us have been away from our kids for that long but I think it will be good for both of us. She and I plan to visit an orphanage in need of supplies and will be able to minister as we go. This will be a mission trip just like I had envisioned. We have gone to Mexico with their family years ago and she knew Gary and I before we were married or had kids!! She has 4 kids and homeschools too! She has always had an amazing heart from missions, adoption and fundraising, and of all days to call, just when I said that little prayer, it was like a light bulb went off and I knew she was the one!! Her husband has the flexibility and they are in the same travel boat as myself. I have been racking my brain for the perfect person to ask and God had her call me. I am blessed.