Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Look out Belgium...here we come!

This is it...my last day to get anything done, get anything packed, get anything ready...before I leave for the long awaited ministry trip to Belgium. Our flight leaves tomorrow morning at 9:45am out of San Francisco, but we are leaving town at 5am to beat the obnoxious commute traffic. And I do mean obnoxious. We want to take our time getting there...not rush and stress and freak out because of traffic or accidents and such.

So we'll leave at 5am and get to the airport early, it takes about an hour or so to get there. We'll check in...eat some breakfast...and wait to board our plane. There are 11 of us going...and each and every person is crazy (in a good way!), fun and silly...so I know this is going to be a FUN trip. More importantly, each and every person going is chasing after God with their whole heart...so I know this is going to be an amazing trip. We originally thought we were going to get an itinerary...but we haven't received one yet. So we're going there unsure of exactly what we'll be doing. And that's fine...it's all about faith, right? We do know that we'll be visiting some smaller churches in the area (our host church is in Waterloo, Belgium), some homeless shelters and possibly doing some street ministry. Oh! Just got a phone call and found out that we might also be visiting a few rest homes. Bottom line...we'll be busy! I have a feeling it's going to be a whirlwind of a trip!

But until we leave, however, I have STUFF TO DO! I have to return a jacket I bought because I ended up finding one I like better. I have to pick up a few groceries and go to the bank before checks start bouncing! I have to pick up the devotional booklets from Kinko's...and figure out how I'm going to fit them in my suitcase! (this whole "under 50lbs." thing is totally stressing me out! Don't they know I'm going to be gone for TEN DAYS?!!) I also want to cook a good dinner before I go...I've bought a bunch of convenience food for Chris and the boys to eat while I'm gone so I want to do something healthy tonight! Send us all off with a good meal.

Anyway wonderful peeps...I better get going. I don't know if I'll be posting while I'm gone. One of my fellow travelers is bringing a laptop but I'm not sure how much it'll be available. So I will say goodbye for now...see you when I get back...and if I get a chance to post from Belgium...bonus! Please pray for us over the next 10 days...I know it's not necessary to ask, as I have felt your prayers from the beginning. And I am grateful. But would you keep 'em coming? Thank you!

Au revoir!

(uh oh...just heard that there are strikes going on in Paris and London (two places we might visit if there's time)...public transportation workers being one of them. Hmmm....toss that on the prayer list, too, would ya?!)

10 comments:

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Bonne chance!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Gottacha covered, friend! I'm sticking one of your photo cards I bought in my Bible and one on my desk as a reminder - I'd forget my name some days if it weren't for God's grace! And I'm so excited for you!!!!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

You know I'll be thinking of you, Michelle. I cannot wait to hear all about it! Oh, and don't forget to breathe, to soak it all in- busy itinerary or not.

Denise said...

oh, have such a good time! I am praying for you for sure!

Mari said...

Ohhh, so excited for you!! I will be praying for you daily. Got it written down in my notes. God Speed. Can't wait to hear how it all went.

xoxo

Talitha said...

Oh, Michelle, my beloved friend, I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear about all the grand adventures that God, even now, has planned for you on this trip. Have a great time! I will be praying. :D

Beegirl said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you all the best. God Speed my friend..

A Friend Across the Miles said...

Oh, my friend, how you will be in my prayers...

~~Camie~~

Erin Wallace said...

Have an amazing time! Just fantastic! And try not to read Skymall too much while you are on your 12 hour flight!

xo Erin

Christina said...

have a happy and safe trip!
xo