Four Days Away
This upcoming Friday morning at 9:30am, I will be embarking on my fourth mission trip to Guatemala. I am so very thankful for the many of you who have reached out to me about this trip. Your kind thoughts, prayers, and encouragement mean everything to me. I feel so joy-filled and comforted by the support of our amazing patients and am grateful that you want share in this experience with me. Each day when I am down in Guatemala I will pause and think about how blessed I am by you all! I want to take a few moments and reflect on some things on my heart before I leave at the end of the week.
This trip is different. They all are. There are several different people on my team I have never served with before. There are also some that I have been with 3-4 times already. There are a few that at the 11th hour have been called to stay home and not go serve with us so they can attend to their families. The wrestling and shifting of that can easily make one feel unsettled, but my confidence and trust is in God. I know he knows exactly who is supposed to go and how he will use them effectively for his good.
This will also be my first trip as a father. I have gone once while being engaged to Lauren, once with Lauren by my side when we were newlyweds, and my last time, I went with a dozen men from my church. This will be harder no doubt. However, I am so thankful that I have a rock solid wife who supports me in everything God desires to do through me. She was the first to say, “Yes, you should go.” She hasn’t wavered since.
So my big ask from you while I am gone is that you lift up my heart to give all the good that God has so generously given me. Thank you for all your support and kindness. I hope that when I return you will consider coming to a special night when I will get to tell stories and share pictures of the adventure. Thank you, and God bless!
Office Hours This Week
We are open for normal hours Monday through Thursday. We will have special hours on Friday and will be closed all next week:
- Friday, July 20th: 8:00-9:00am
- Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27: CLOSED
I will return to the office on Monday, July 30th and we will have regular business hours all that week.