I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon on a mission trip with our young adults and high school students. It's been quite a busy week with staff members traveling, important voters' meetings, vacation Bible school, a couple of sermons, oh, and preparations for the trip.
I think I'm packed. I suppose I don't need much more than some old clothes and a blue and yellow Nerf football. But then again, I'm one of the people in charge so that means packing extra things when people forget stuff or those "just in case" situations. It's a new experience for me to help lead a trip like this. I'm looking forward to learning so that we can start other trips here. My teammate has been a great mentor already.
It should be a great trip. I haven't been on a mission trip since Juarez in 2001(?). [Shoutout!] I think the some of things I'm looking forward to include laughing with our students and young adults, working hard and sweating a lot, and watching God work in our lives to bring us together and shape us (and me) as his servants, and serving the people that God puts in our path.
We could use your prayers. Be back next Sun.
Random things I'm wondering about at 11:47 pm...
- Do I need to change parts of my sermon for tomorrow morning?
- When did TV all commercials with computers start featuring Mac laptops instead of PC's?
- Why did so many people think Gran Turino was a great movie? Jacqui and I just watched it and I felt totally depressed the whole way through.
- Do I have enough space on my DVR to record the opening rounds of US Open?