Monday, March 21, 2011

03/21/11- Commissioning, New Members, and a Packing Party

Yesterday was a pretty important day for our team. During the morning church service, we went to the front to be prayed over and commissioned. After the service, we stayed to pack things that people donated. We started with 24 empty bags and a church lobby covered in clothes, school supplies, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and backpacks, and ended four hours later with 24 very heavy, full suitcases and duffel bags. You can see a couple of photos of us packing stuff at the bottom of this post!

In other (very big) news, we also have two more team members! Because we had some surplus donations, two of the women who had wanted to join us, Kim and Peggy, will be leaving with us in just five days.

As we start the countdown to departure, here are a few more prayer requests:
  • Please keep praying that we would be unified as a team and spiritually prepared for everything that God wants to do in and through us as we prepare, go, and return.
  • These next five days will probably be hectic for many of us. Pray for peace for all of us as we pack and get things ready to go.
  • Thank God for being faithful to provide everything that we needed and will need. We are in awe of what He has done already through this trip.
Thank you all so much for your prayers, support, and encouragement. It's because of you that this trip is a reality. We wouldn't be able to do what we're doing if you weren't praying, so thank you!

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