Thursday, December 29, 2011

Heading to Africa - FINALLY!

12/28/11      1:01 p.m. SC     8:02 p.m. Turkey 

We are currently on the plane flying from Istanbul Turkey to Entebbe Uganda – our 3rd flight since leaving home.  I can’t believe when we step off this plane, we will be on African soil!  It seems surreal to me!

Things were quite crazy at our house before Shawn & I left, as you can imagine.  But the hardest part of all was leaving my children!!!  I have NEVER been away from them for 2 weeks before.  It’s difficult – very difficult.  So please pray for all of us while we are separated.

Remember Emily – the young lady making pillowcase dresses for the girls in Kenya & Uganda?

Well, 2 weeks ago, she gave me this box.

Guess how many dresses were in it…..

SORRY BUT THE PICTURE WOULDN'T UPLOAD - will try again later :( 
Are you ready?  106!!!  WOW!!! But they are not just dresses.  They are expressions of love, God’s love, that 106 girls will get to experience!  And Shawn & I were able to pack all of them in our bags with 1.5 lbs to spare!  I can’t wait to see how God uses them. 

Our team of 26 finally met up together in Turkey, with the exception of Nate who is already in Africa and will be meeting us in Uganda. 

We are going to have a great time together.  Here’s Kim (from Baltimore) and Sarah (from TN but now living in Savannah.)  We have shared lots of laughs together already.

I will be journaling daily and will post my entries on my blog as often as we have internet access.  Please continue to pray for our team and the ministry opportunities God has for us.  Pray for us to have pure, focused hearts, a supernatural boldness to share the Gospel and a willingness to be the tangible hands, feet & mouth of Christ – even when it’s out of our comfort zone. 

Loving HIM with all my heart & soul,


  1. Looking forward to hearing what God is doing in and through you. Have been, am, and will continue to lift you in prayer. Praying especially for your family. What a wonderful opportunity you have to serve our Lord, not only here but in places around the world!! Love and Prayers, Faye

  2. Prayed for you today and will continue to keep you in my prayers. Cant wait to hear the God stories from Uganda.