Chicago – Qatar – Africa – Kenya – Nairobi – Turkana..
Those are the places ill get to experience as i embark on my first overseas mission trip to Turkana, Kenya. For me, i feel like i have always had “missionary” in my blood. At a very young age i decided that i was going to open a homeless shelter “hotel” so that way i would never have to turn people away due to lack of space. I have always made my mother give the homeless money and we even have invited some home with us to work in the yard and eat dinner with us. I never wanted anyone to suffer. As i got older, i decided that i did not want to have natural kids when there were so many already on this planet without safe homes. I to this day want to be a foster mother. I have been involved in multiple volunteer programs such as the Lions Club, All God’s People, and the Center Against Sexual Assault. It was how i was raised and i have never regretted it. But now, as i am 48 hours away from boarding a plane with a destination like Africa, i am putting my faith, and good works to a whole new test. Africa is a scary word. People associate Africa with genocides, malaria, Kony… But the closer we get to leaving, the calmer i get. At this point, i have no worries, no fears, i feel fully equipped to take on this mission for Christ. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it says “All scripture is useful for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be throughly equipped for every good work.” I feel like God has throughly equipped me for this trip and for teaching these kids, this community who He is. I also feel so blessed that the Lord chose ME, to go and spread His love and His word. Me. Just a shy girl in a small town. This experience is going to be a life changer, and I’m so ready for it.