Today (or maybe tomorrow, I’m not exactly sure!) my sister Whitney and her son Mitchell have packed up her truck and a U-Haul and will be heading out for Colorado to start their new life.
And my brother Phil has packed up his Suburban with his four kids and my sister Liz’ two kids and has hitched that U-Haul up and is heading out to take Whitney and Mitchell to Colorado.
There’s a little part of me that feels bad that I miss so much of my family’s “happenings” because of my involvement with Teen Missions over the years. Like I have missed nine of my mother’s birthdays, for example. And I’ll miss having nearly all my family together in Colorado this summer while I’m gone. BUT, sometime very late this evening my team will be leaving Boot Camp for Malawi, and what a blessing God has given me to be able to spend the summer with a group of teenagers who have given their summers up in order to minister to African children. I’m glad that my family understands that I miss things not because I want to, but because the Lord has called me to do something else.
Whitney and her son are going to take over taking care of Mew Ling from my Dad when they get to Colorado. I’m sure my Dad will be glad about that!
Please pray for my team as we “pack-out”, and embark on our 8,200 mile journey from Orlando to Lilongwe (Malawi), and beyond. Please pray that all of us, and all of our luggage, arrive safely.
You can’t even imagine how excited we all are to get to Malawi and get to work…
(Posted in absentia)