I leave for Mexico in the morning, so we did our Easter egg coloring & hunting early. I gave the boys their baskets today, too. I am feeling a little emotionally/spiritually weird. For a moment I felt slightly sad that my boys no longer believe in the Easter bunny. Then I began to think about the true reason to celebrate Easter. Our Risen Savior!!! I really am glad the Easter bunny has been outed :o) I want my boys to know, and believe in the Truth. Some things of this world are fun to do, but I am glad now to focus the rest of Easter on Jesus.
Again, I am excited/sad about this Missions trip. I will be spending my 1st holiday away from Tim & the boys. That makes me a little sad, but then I think about God's timing of this trip. When the plans were made a year ago for our return date this year, no one realized that we would be there over Easter. God knew & I can't wait to see His plan in action.
I ask you all to pray for our Missions trip. Overall please pray for those we will meet for God to open/soften their hearts to Him.
Here are plans & daily prayer requests for the next week:
We leave in the morning from the church @ 3:30am to catch our 1st of 3 flights @ 6:00am. We will arrive in Vera Cruz around 8:00pm. Please pray all flights are on time, we have safe travel, and all luggage arrives. (All of the medical/dental supplies are in the luggage). We will be spending the night in a hotel close to the airport.
We will travel by van 5 hours to Cerro Grande. This is the "base" church. We will be sleeping there, and our clinic day Thursday will be @ this location.
Monday 4/13-Thursday 4/16:
We will set up our medical/dental clinic in area churches. I would ask that especially Monday that you would please pray for me. I always feel completely out of my comfort zone in "playing" doctor. Usually I have my best friend that plays the role of lead doctor, and I have time to get comfortable. I will be the only nurse this trip.
On Thursday, Rick & another of our team members will be traveling to a different area of Mexico to check out the possibility of going there in October. Please pray for their safety.
We travel back by van the 5 hours to Vera Cruz. We will again spend the night in a hotel.
We leave Vera Cruz @6:30am & arrive in Nashville @ 3:25pm
Let everything we say & do bring glory to Our Risen Savior!!