I just came back from our last Africa Missions team meeting. We spent some time in prayer and then finished off on our packing. Time has gone by so quickly in the last 2 months. It is hard to believe that we will be taking off for Kenya in about 2 days.
Whenever I pack for a trip, it brings a unique feeling that is hard to describe… it brings a sense excitement for the trip but yet a sense of melancholy because I am leaving the family behind. In this particular trip it is a bit harder because Christina and I will be both leaving our children behind.
Even though we are excited about going on a missions trip together (first time), the thought of being separated from the kids is a bit daunting. This is when I realized that we need to get everything in order since we do not know what will happen to us. We finished writing our wills and we are trying to spend as much time with them as possible before we take off.
The more I think about it, I realized that it is sometimes easier to make sacrifices and take more risk when you are all by yourself. But as soon as you add a spouse and kids, the stakes get higher. This is why we need to learn how to love God and do His will now as we are young(er). The fact of the matter is that the older we get the more comfort and security we seek for ourselves as well as for our family.
It has been Christina’s and my prayer that we will learn to trust in God on this trip – no matter what happens to us!