I’m excited to go to Africa for the very first time early next year. For too long I’ve seen pictures, watched videos, been to benefit concerts – even given money all in the name of helping the struggling continent of Africa.
I’ve seen so much that I’m actually not moved by much anymore.
If someone mentions Africa – sure I listen, but not intently. Sure, I am moved, but in reality not that much. My prayer to God is that all of that is about to change. I’m praying that I will be completely ROCKED by visiting Kenya in person. No longer will it be images of some distant place that I can shuffle further down my mental deck on command. That Africa will come alive with the sights, smells, sounds and feelings of real people. I’ll get to help real people and know real names. For a few days this March I will become part of Africa’s real story. And I’m asking God to break me, mold me, and challenge me like no other time in my life. I’m praying for that for our students that come along with, too.
God, what are you going to do?