And so it's the night before we leave for Uganda. This Hearts and Hope team has been pulled together with many of us never meeting until we get to the airport in Detroit tomorrow. I love that and the inevitability that we will have shared so much by the time 7 days has passed.
I know some people on the team very well; I consider them close friends. There are others that I know and admire but haven't spent much time with and still others that I've never "officially" met. And God put us all together for a reason.
I watched a portion of video from the service at Water's Edge-Frisco last week and loved that part of the focus was on how we NEED each other - and that's how God intended for it to be. We need to need Him, too. Sometimes I think that's one of many reasons we go to Uganda; to bring us to a place where we are so humbled and reminded of how we need Him. And He will always answer that call.
And so, as each of us checks our suitcase one last time and attempts to soak up these last few hours with our families, I am praying for peace for each and every member of the team. It's no coincidence that we are going on this journey together; we need each other.
To our families and friends who are the "senders", we thank you! You are equally important to this mission. Check back here when you can; we will try to update daily but no promises. We love you all!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.