I am sitting in the lobby of the Comfort Inn in Springfield, Missouri after completing three days of my pre-field orientation. Two left to go. Sit through session after session about visas, travel clearances, international insurance, and taxes. Exciting stuff huh.
The scary thing is… it does excite me. Even sitting in some of the very practical sessions, it has gotten clearer and clearer over the past few days that this thing is real…which is scary in some ways and mind blowingly exciting in other ways.
I have been privileged over the last week to be around a group of people who are in the same boat as me – preparing to turn their lives upside down to become a bondservant of Christ to people they have never met. And being excited about it. All of these people have a story of how God communicated to them that this was where their life was meant to head.
After this week, finishing school may be a challenge. I want to get on a plane as soon as I possibly can and force this dream to be birthed into a reality. I know that God’s timing is perfect, but at times during this week I have felt like my heart is about to beat out of my chest. Never before have I felt such complete confirmation that I am right in the middle of where God wants me to be. It is quite a feeling.
Keep your eyes open for more updates…I am getting more and more excited and ready for this with each passing day, and I want to reflect that the best I can, though words often fail!