I have been about to burst with this good news!!!!!
I am so excited to finally get to share that I will be going on World Vision's first blogger trip to the Dominican Republic. I'm excited, humbled, honored, amazed and ecstatic about this opportunity!
As you may recall, we sponsor a child through World Vision. His name is Douglas and he is 10 years old living in El Salvador. The way God laid on our hearts to be involved with child sponsorship was quite loud, so we listened and we are beyond blessed to be giving in this way.
Now, the purpose of this trip for me will be to share my experience about how World Vision is impacting the communities of the Dominican Republic through child sponsorship. I pray that I will present it in the way God wants it shared. We will get to see so many things on our trip in May. I know our lives will be forever changed.
And, by “we” I mean these amazing bloggers going as well:
- Jessica from The Mom Creative
- Briana from Bargain Briana
- Amanda from Oh Amanda
- Jill from Diaper Diaries
Can I just tell you that God clearly hand-picked these bloggers. I know them personally, and I feel so blessed to experience this with each one of them (you can follow us all on twitter with this link). They are amazing – inside and out! Oh, and I can't forget out ring-leader, Matthew of Jesus Needs New PR (hilarious author). He visited Uganda recently on behalf of World Vision. The stories he shared were amazing and made me weep on several occasions (and crack up too, especially when he was given a Chicken!).
God is helping his people through all of us! WE can make a difference!
For a long time, I have wanted to go on a mission trip. I saw myself in an orphanage holding babies. I hope to hold lots of babies on this trip, including my own son. Yes, the other exciting thing is that I get to take our 10-year old son, T, on this trip as well (no, he's not a baby, but he is my baby)! I sit and anticipate how my heart will be forever changed and know the privilege is so amazing. But, to know our son will get to experience these same things has me in awe of the Lord's ways – they are truly better than anything we could dream up of our own!
I'm pretty sure no other blog event will be able to top this experience. In all honesty, my blog has always been for God to use as He saw fit. This is a confirmation that despite what happens in live HE truly is in control.
That is all for now! Would you please be in prayer for all of those who will be experiencing the Dominican Republic on our trip in May. I pray that my heart is open, receptive and articulate as I share what God reveals. I pray that you will leave your heart open as well.