I came to Georgia with very few expectations. I made the trek across three and a half states because I knew it was what I needed in the next season of my life despite not knowing what it looked like or why it had to be Georgia.
I mean. I really like Texas.
But I came, following the eastward path of open doors laid out before me, not having any idea what He had in store.
It didn’t take long for Him to give me a little hint.
I found myself on January 28th; day one of my four months in the World Race department, sitting in a conference room at Adventures in Missions, eating the state bird of the chicken capital of the world, surrounded by logistical minds and pastoring hearts, listening to the man who ran the 11 month trip I just experienced talk about the direction we were headed. The dreams, the hopes, the plans, the transition and the vision.
And I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
That was the first moment squad leading came into my head and regardless of my best attempts, it wasn’t the last. Over the next two months I would finish my application and walk nervously through three interviews with my breath held.
On March 28th I was accepted.
That was a month ago. In less than one month I will go to training camp and meet my squad; the 50+ people I will lead across the world. A little over a month after that I will board a plane to spend five months abroad, living out of a backpack and sleeping in tents again.
There aren’t enough words to describe every emotion I have felt during this process. From being absolutely terrified to downright humbled and overcome with joy and giddiness right back to being more nervous than I thought I was before.
And through it all, my spirit sits content and at peace.
I am daily humbled and honored when I think about the path before me. This is a privilege and a responsibility I wasn’t expecting to walk into, a door I never expected to open and yet here I am, about to cross the threshold.
And again, I come before you asking for help, to partner with me to make this journey happen. To put your faith and your support in an organization you may not know, in a group of people you’ve never met and in me.
I’ve seen how this experience can change people and I’ve seen how it has completely altered my life for the better. I’m living a life that overtakes me with joy and allows me to walk in an abundance I never thought existed.
I want to share that with you.
If you are interested in partnering with me, with supporting me financially or just hearing about this trip and my heart behind wanting to go back out, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to talk with you, to Skype, to chat over coffee or the phone; to let you into my thoughts and my heart. I can’t do this without you and Jesus and I just want to say thank you.
I hope to hear from you soon.