Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, it's only a day away!

Wow! Only one day! Tomorrow we will be getting ready to board a plane for Atlanta and then for Johannesburg! Wow! It seems so sureal and a bit scary! It's hard especially today to put into words how I am feeling. I am definitely feeling overwhelmed, scared, and also a bit excited. :) I feel like we have so much to do in just one day, but I know we'll get it all done.
It seems like time has just flown by! We have been planning for this trip for a year, yet it doesn't feel like the trip should be here yet. Please be praying for our safe travels.
We were able to go and spend the day with the kids on Sunday. We had such a great family day, which was nice! :) We had a picnic in Frankenmuth and then went putt-putt golfing. After that we went to a friends to go swimming in their pond. It was a nice relaxing day and much needed right before we leave. We had a wonderful day on the fourth as well, just celebrating with friends. It has been nice to have this time with friends and family. Now we will be making new friends and how special and awesome that will be! I am looking forward to that and know that I will be so blessed!
Please be praying for Jeavon and me as we found out a couple days ago that we will be speaking to the youth in Swaziland about sexual purity. This is a bit scary for me. I don't feel comfortable talking in front of people. I also feel very overwhelmed as talking about sexual purity to teens here and talking about it to teens there is two completely different things! It's hard when I don't know what to expect. I know the culture is so much different there, so trying to speak to them about this subject in a way that is relevant to them is difficult. I am trusting God to speak through me and Jeavon as we speak to the teens. I know God will tell them what they need to hear. How exciting to be used this way, though! To be able to speak to teens half way around the world about this subject that I'm so passionate about! Wow! I am so blessed! But still scared as well. :) I will be getting things prepared for this today as well.
This will be my last post for a while. Thank you all for your support and prayers! We appreciate them so much! If you would like to know what we are doing while we are there you can visit our team blog which is: www.james127.org/content.cfm?id=151 Please continue praying for us, especially for safe travels as we leave tomorrow. Thanks again so much! May God bless you all!