I am NOT a missionary!!
I am not a missionary.
As I sat there listening to Dan Ohlerking, Sheri May and John Seibling I thought how EVERYTHING they were saying applies to the Dream Center. I was wishing that every DC volunteer could have the tapes of these sessions to glean from. They were just so unbelievable amazing. I cried most of the morning.
Crazy thing is I still don't consider myself a missionary. Yet, I quite honestly can't read about, think about or see and image of Africa without feeling a strong connection. I actually found myself praying that God would move on Dean's heart while he is there on this trip and show him if we are supposed to move to Africa.
My mind is all over the place. When I go to the Elevate missions meetings they say "how many of you know you are called to missions?" I don't raise my hand because I do not feel that. BUT I do feel called to Orphans and right now it is the Orphans of Africa that God has so put on my heart.
For now, I am trying to prepare our home, our hearts and our life for A. I am also trying to get my husband ready to go to Swaziland Africa so he can minister to AIDS Orphans at a sports camp. Just typing that hurts my heart because I so want to go. I can't believe he will go and not me BUT I don't regret the sacrifice. Getting A home and doing all I can to make sure he feels secure and part of the family is worth it.
I can't wait.
And I do get to go to Africa, Dean and I will go for 4 days to get A. Who knows what all God is doing here. Whatever it is it's exciting.
Here are some pics from Saturday, Dean's day at the Block party and me at the Missions Workshop...
Very cool luggage tags and note pads. I took LOTS of notes.
Eddie, Leah and Sarah working registration at the HP Global workshop and being goofy.
And these two are my personal favorites....
"As people sit eating and conversing, a poor starving child rumages through their trash in search of food...
He finds an unopened Ring pop...he is hungry no more."
P.S. Dean took this picture of our son eating trash off the ground...