Yes, those words above are the words of a woman that loves America and desires to stay on the soil that we so often call the land of the free and the home of the brave. But on December 29, 2009, I will head to the airport and enter into a land that I know nothing about all because...
God moved my heart into action.
For several years now I have watched close friends go on international mission trips. I’ve often thought, “I have no desire to do that, why would I want to serve on another continent when I have plenty of youngins' to care for in Thompson Station, Tennessee?" One does not have to go to the other side of the world to "minister."
I admitted to my peers that my preference is to serve in a clean preschool building where I have an abundance of Goldfish crackers and baby wipes...
I don’t do third world countries.
Here's a little tip:
Never tell God that you're not a third world country kinda girl.
The Lord began to change my heart over this past year when I began reading about Katie Davis, a 20 year old girl from Brentwood, Tennessee, who has given up earthly treasures to follow God in obedience. Her story (kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com) has moved and inspired me to go on mission to...
Uganda & Ethiopia
(at this point in this post, I know that I have some close friends who are snickering)
I know what y'all are thinking...I can't eat out at Shogun's without giving a complicated order and asking them to identify & explain the vegetables that will be used in our meal. How will I make it in Africa? I ask myself that same question everyday.
So this is where my "Big Nanny goes to Africa" story begins. I hope you'll pray for me and follow along as I prepare to go on my very first mission trip. Oh, but wait, there's more...I'm not going alone. Soon you will find out who is crazy enough to travel with me to Africa?
Longing to be crazy for Jesus, (if you have not read Boomama's post about super spiritual closings, click here & laugh)