Earlier in the week I wrote about a trip that I embarked on exactly three years ago today... but little did I know I would soon have the opportunity to experience international mission trip again so soon.
About two months ago one of my co-workers went to Haiti and Dominican Republic on a missions trip. When he returned I was able to help him with a powerpoint. I quickly fixed the pictures like he asked me to and got ready to watch his presentation. About five minutes and 20 pictures into his talk about what they had done on his trip, I was crying. Not weeping uncontrollably, but I felt a connection while looking through those pictures - one that took me back to my 10 days back in the summer of 2007. I missed it.
And then... I got a call yesterday from a friend that works with the BCM at Mercer University. I actually didn't hear the call as I was working on a move of some of our new residents. I got back to the car and saw that I had a voicemail so I listened to on the way back into the office. In short the message said, "there is a spot for you on a trip to Haiti if you want to go".
Um, YES PLEASE!
So I have this chance to go to Haiti and work with children and possibly doing some relief work, but... But-But-Buttttttt. I have job. So what am I supposed to do? Just take a week off of work and leave the country?
Well, YES! That is exactly what I am going to do! I was able to talk to my boss this morning and she was so supportive. I don't think I quit smiling all day long (well, except for when I realized at 4 pm that I had still NOT eaten lunch. no smiling then). I am so looking forward to serving alongside a team of 7 others and seeing what the Lord will do and show me.
I know that there are great and wonderful things in store!
(photo found here)