January 12, 2014

a coincidence...I don't think so.

This morning I woke up and the first thing that came to my mind was that I needed to get my passport renewed. Why I woke up with that thought, I have no idea, but it is something that convicted me so strongly. I knew I wanted to go somewhere, but where and why? 
I got ready and went to church, sat in Sunday School, then sat down for service with a couple of my friends from class. One of the girls leaned over and whispered, "What do you think about possibly going to Kenya in 2015?"

Ummm...what? At first I thought I needed to get my ears cleaned because I didn't know if I had heard her correctly. 

This morning was the first time in a long time that I have had a burning desire to travel abroad again. See, in the summers of 2005 and 2006  I traveled to Russia on a mission trip with the church I was attending in Michigan.  My two times abroad were amazing and nothing could ever compare to the memories that I made there. I didn't want to erase those memories and I think I thought traveling abroad again would make me lose those memories.

Something in my heart changed this morning.  Who knows if I will actually go to Kenya, but the Lord put something on my heart this morning. I have always believed that the Lord will guide our way and will provide where needed.  This morning's sermon was about discipleship and being a disciple of all nations. Wherever and whenever that may be, I know it's going to be amazing.