JUNE 11, 2012
Submitted by: Barb
WOW – God is so good to enable me to make this awesome trip again. Last year this trip was so far out of my comfort zone I nearly made myself sick to my stomach. This year I am overseeing the kitchen since Esther is not able to go, and I am so nervous that I may not do something right, but I also know the Lord will guide me. I don’t know why I am so nervous since food and feeding people seems to be a gift that God has given me. I am trusting in the Lord that everything will go the way it is supposed to.
In addition to the nervousness of overseeing a major section of this trip (i.e. feeding the team), my life has been so busy that in the beginning I was not able to attend a lot of the meetings, and I am feeling very distant from the team. I know this is the enemy attacking me and trying to make me feel like I don’t belong or that I am not worthy of going on this trip. He is so wrong, and I know that. Just an example of how he attacks those who are doing good for God’s kingdom.
As we approach our last week before leaving on the trip (the 20th), I will be hydrating, packing, and praying a lot for myself and the team. I am so excited to see how God turns these feelings of being an outsider and of inability around and what is in store for me when I get to Mexico.
I am looking forward to connecting with the new people on the trip and getting to know the young adults going as well. God is good, and I know when I return I will be more a part of this team than the enemy is trying to make me feel.