You read THIS POST as the October 2014 team was just starting out.
You read THIS POST about one of our if-only-for-just-this-one-moment moments.
You read THIS POST about the heart behind the work, why we do it.
You read my Psalm of Response as my heart was laid bare coming home.
As a team, we step out in faith, some traveling across oceans for the very first time. It is a big deal. It’s not something that just happens without much effort. There’s lots of preparing and lots of money involved, team conference calls, and a whole lot of coordinating. We don’t do it to “give back.” We can’t possibly serve for essentially a week at a Chinese orphanage and come remotely close to giving enough to warrant the phrase. We go for relationships, to enter into life with people–the children who are alone in crowded rooms, the women whose lives are about caring for children so that they can become someone else’s son or daughter, and the men responsible for leading and making decisions that change people’s worlds. We go so the bridge between us can get a few more planks. It’s what He is about, so it’s what we want to be about too.
Today, registration opens for our next trip. October 7th-18th, 2015 seems so far away. But, we are starting now because there’s a good bit of planning to do. And, honestly, we’re pretty excited to get started.
We can take up to 12 women and at least 3 men. Some of the spots are already filled since previous team members are encouraged to go again. So, space is very limited. If you want to learn more about the trip, email me. I’d love to tell you more details and how it’s more than just a short-term trip. And, if you have a heart to get involved in any other way, feel free to email me too.
We can’t go without the help of a lot of people sending us.
I can’t wait to see who is on this next team.