(I tried to post some pics with this, but blogger was having problems)
Well, the time has come. We leave for the airport in about 4 hours. I should be sleeping. But I'd rather stay up late and hope to sleep on the plane. I was busy today getting ready. I went to Target and got all my travel sized toiletries. Went to Goodwill to get some shorts (that way I don't care if they get ruined). I couldn't find shorts, but I found pants. So I came home cut them and hemmed them. Now I have shorts. Team 1 said they all wished they had brought more shorts. They also said they wished they had brought a journal and that the homemade cookies got eaten up quickly!
So I made journals out of .99 cent composition books for my hubby and I. They turned out pretty cute. (suppose to be a picture here)
Then I made 2 batches of cookies which I packed in with the suitcases. That will be a nice treat for the team and I put together a little bundle of them in a special package for our host and hostess at the house. (more pictures)
I'm a bit nervous about the trip. As you may have read in previous posts there is the spider issue. There apparently are also a lots of dogs. Stray dogs. I DO NOT like dogs and am easily frightened by them if they are aggressive at all. To top it off I just read the most recent post from team 1. They spent their fun day (as will we apparently) zip lining through the jungle. Have I ever mentioned that I'm totally afraid of heights!!! I can pretty much already see myself all hooked up, sitting on the edge of the platform with everyone telling me I can do it and crying while I pray and ask God to carry me (literally). I know I'm sounding like a total wimp here. But as I've said before this whole mission trip is very outside my box. But I do know that God called me to go. So I'm just going to have to really trust God and give my fears over to Him. Any prayers you can throw my way in these areas will be great. I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of stories to tell when this is all over!
Well, I'm off. I don't think I'll be post here while I'm gone. I will have net access, but I'll be posting on the SV Missions blog instead.
While I'm gone you can stay up to speed on the mission trip at www.svmissions.blogspot.com