My goal for this blog is to keep everyone as updated as possible on our journey to London, and even though we don't actually leave for London until May our journey has already begun here. If you've ever been on a missions trip (short or long term) you know that the planning starts months, sometimes a year in advance. It takes a lot to get a missions trip set up and we are so blessed to be going under an organization that makes this part of the process so much easier for us.
This next week is very important and vital for my family and for our journey. My parents, who are founders of Network 21 Missions are leaving for London and will be doing some planning for our trip while they are there. God has opened some doors and they will be meeting with someone regarding a place for us to live during our stay. Please pray with us as we believe that God has ordained this meeting and also for my parents, Rodney and Voni that they will have safe travels. My parents are such amazing people, and I know that God has so much in store for them on this trip as well.
We got our first donation! ( I may have squealed a little) Still a long ways to go but it's still so exciting!
I keep my niece Savvy 2 days a week, her and Jett LOVE each other (just total best friends), but they also LOVE to argue. They are eighteen days apart and almost 3 years old so I know their age has a lot to do with that (haha) but this afternoon as I was driving the two of them to my moms house to play for a little bit Jett said something that Savvy disagreed with and well, she is ALL girl so proceeded to tell him all the reasons he was wrong ( and it was hilarious) but at some point Jett reached his limit with her and out of no where said "Savvy, just shut up!" now after my initial shock (and his punishment) I can admit it is kind of funny but man this age is tough! One minute they are your sweet angel and the next well...they aren't.
I told that story because as I sat down to write this blog overwhelming fear and negativity swept over me and I started to question this whole thing. I started telling myself I am a horrible blogger. Is any-one even going to read this? How are we going to raise all of our funds? I already know this post is going to be full of run-on's and fragments, i'm so embarrased. God, are we doing the right thing? Maybe we shouldn't go. Do you really want us to go to London? I sat here feeling sorry for myself for way too long until God brought Savvy and Jett to mind and I hear " Tiffani, shut up!". Okay so maybe God wouldn't use that exact choice of words because lets be real he's GOD but he did want me to stop and I did need to just shut up. So often my human flesh wants to see this plan unfolding perfectly and I want all the answers but God reminded me that that's not how he works. He wants us to step out with blind faith and trust HIM, to know that he is in full control and even though the path before us isn't paved and we can't see the full picture clearly he has gone before us and there isn't anything else we need to know. So I will " keep my mouth shut" and trust him!
I love when God uses my (almost) 3 year old to teach me a lesson. He is a good, good father.