Saturday, May 16, 2009

Guess Who's Going to India??

I have always wanted to go on a missions trip.

I have always wanted to go on a missions trip to India.

I have always wanted to go on a missions trip to India and work with children.

The thing is, you have to be hooked up. I mean, you can't just fly to India and start wandering around looking for an orphanage to help in.

India's a big place, after all.

So when Leslie posted this morning that she was going to India to help out Sarah, I was really jealous.

And I wished it were me.

And a part of me wanted to go.

So I emailed Leslie, telling her how excited I was for her and asking about all the details. What are they doing? How long? How much? Can I come? (ha ha ha)

And she emailed back, saying, of course I could come: this is when, this is how long, this is how much. It's a bunch of people from her church and most of them are bringing their teenage daughters.


That was when the God things started to happen. Well, that was a God thing. Because my second thought after "I wish I could go to India" was, "I wish I could bring Rose Bud, too." I just assumed the group from her church was adults. It is India, after all.

But no. Almost every family is bringing a 13 or 14 yo.


So I showed RoseBud the video and asked her if she'd like to go. "Sure. Maybe." She's so low-key.

Then I went to talk to Mr. GT. I breathlessly explained the whole story. I looked at him. He looked at me. "Well??? Could I go?"

"Can you raise the money?"

"Well, no, but God can."

And then he said something that blew me away (because he's a think-about-it kind of guy). "If it weren't for this job thing being so up in the air, I wouldn't hesitate to say 'yes.'"

Which essentially meant, "Yes."

Thank you, God, for my faithful and missions-minded husband.

I went back into the house and emailed Leslie to say I could go. I could hear the screams all the way from Texas.

Next up, fundraising.

Leslie estimates the cost at $2000 each. I've been putting away $150 from my tips every week for the last 10 weeks or so, for Hawaii. Just for kicks, I put $4000 into the calculator and divided by $150.

Guess how long it takes?

26 weeks.

Half a year.

Six months.

June to January.

Guess when we leave? January 10.

Now that's a God-Thing.

Here is the video Leslie put together so you can see the beautiful kids we'll be meeting.

1 comment:

Recovering Noah said...

I am so excited. I cannot wait!!!!! I am so glad you're going. This is the coolest thing ever. EVER!!


And, yes, this trip has God's fingerprints all over it...