Check out Biz over there on the right. He’s all kinds of amazing.
This picture was taken 3 years ago at the ATL airport going through security. I’ve taken him on most of the mission trips, and occasionally he’ll fill in for me on a post or two. Now I won’t say that I came up with this idea of course, but I do try to add a little extra personality so as to make things a bit more interesting. The kids love it!
Now about our GlobalX trip, we’ve only had a few meetings so far but I can say with confidence that I am absolutely going to love doing this trip to Venezuela with the current group of folks that have signed up with me.
Something is to be said when a good leader spends time in prayer and allows God to pick and choose the mix of people in the group. So far, I’ve seen the following character traits within our group:
That last trait is most certainly not the least, in fact it is probably the one trait we must all have when it comes to doing short-term mission trips because things change at the last minute. Hopefully with the rest of the traits, we can try to limit that to as little as possible (although I’m always up for adventure!)
As I had mentioned a while back, Kim and I need to raise a total of $5,800 to make this trip happen. So far we’re at $1,951 which is about $1,000 away from sending one person, and our entire team has raised enough to send 8 people so far out of 17. If you’re reading this, and you really want an opportunity to give, go here for instructions. Thanks to you who have already contributed, you know who you are and you all rock.
Now, as far as our process in adoption goes. Kim and I have decided (for now) to wait until after we get back from Venezuela before we put in our formal application, but we’ll see. With God’s timing, and what He’s shown that has in store for us, you never know. I just know that it’s going to be awesome.
Speaking of awesome, many of you know that Kim’s taken a position with an awesome organization, but what you might not know is that Wednesday the 27th through the 29th they will be hosting the Orange Conference over at The Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA.
What’s that you say? You don’t live in GA and you can’t make a last-minute trip to check out these awesome speakers at the conference? Well, have no fear for they have a LIVE BROADCAST streaming over the intarwebbernets. YES!
I’ll be attending the first session Wednesday night, but the rest of the broadcasts I’ll be viewing from the comfort of my couch. Anyways, it’s going to be pretty awesome. Check it out.