Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Planning a Missions call at a time

Just had my first of what will be weekly conference calls. 25 people are on our team. For the two of you out there who I know think about Uganda a lot, there is still time to get money in (just thought you'd like to know). Here would be a very short summary of the call:

I am the only Utahan (and the only person from the west) going.

I'll have to leave on the 6th of May instead of the 7th so I can depart with the team from DC on the 7th (sorry honey!).

Traveling from DC to Addis Abba - 12 hours
Traveling from Addis Abba to Rome to DC - 15 hours
Traveling from Salt Lake to DC or vise versa - it depends

Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation Insurance - Covered

All team members will be registered with the Dept. of State - Just in case

Don't drink the water - Check

Get some shots and medicine - On my list (but I'm procrastinating)

Bring 2 suitcases. One for me and my stuff. One with room for donations - Check

Be flexible - Check

Bring Band aids - Check

Don't go out alone - No problem

In-Country guides/translators are very protective of misisons teams - Good to know!

Relationships with VO and the places/orphanages/hospitals we'll be visiting have long-standing relationships - That's awesome!

Should get my t-shirt in the mail next week - Yea!

I'm getting excited - in case you couldn't tell

On a more serious note, I'm also doing pre-trip devotionals and a Bible Study. Though it doesn't surprise me like it used to, I sure love having "ah-ha" moments about this adventure. I also know that this is just the beginning...of what, I don't yet know. Guess I'll just take a leap of faith and wait and see!

1 comment:

  1. Wow Ang, time is just flying & before we know, you'll be flying! I am so excited for you :)