Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1,300 pounds +

Leaving on a jet plane...
don't know if I'll be packed or not ~
we are allowed 26 checked bags of luggage
 - each weighing 50 lbs.
26 X 50 = 1,300 pounds of supplies

147 pairs of brand new shoes
250 T-shirts
100 + Frisbees
130 + reusable grocery bags
150 + toothbrushes
Umbrellas, School supplies, Bibles
the list goes on until we reached
our weight limit

(Please excuse quality of pictures - these were made with my phone)

Did I say...I AM EXCITED??

I will be one of 13 on a mission team headed to Honduras.We are leaving this week and will be ministering outside Tegucigalpa.

A lot of prayers have been prayed, seeking God's
direction and will for this trip. The LORD has given
affirmation in so many different ways.  I am so thankful
to see HIM at work in my life and in the lives of those
who are going to share GOD's love. 

My prayer and heart's desire for 2013,
has been "LORD, I long to see hungry hearts",
 hearts that long to hear of HIS love
and desire to spend time in fellowship with HIM.
  I never dreamed HE would let me
experience this 1200 miles from home. 

Please pray as we go ~
Pray for our hearts to be tender with HIS compassion.
Pray for our touch to be sweet with HIS love.
Pray for our eyes opened to needs HE would have us meet.
Pray ALL our work & efforts will be done to bring
 honor and glory to the LORD.

My prayer today has been - LORD, deliver the luggage.
After all the things have been donated, purchased, and packed, we hope everything arrives with us.

I hope to share on my blog, while I am there.
  This of course, will depend on internet access and time. 

I have given the LORD the flight number and surrendered myself to HIS desires, now anticipating with JOY what the LORD has in store.

Finding Joy in the Journey,



Dorothy said...

How very exciting to be going on a mission trip! May God go with you and answer all the prayers for His will to be done! May God bless you!

elizabeth said...

Blessed, blessed life-changing travels to you!!! Can't wait to hear what God does!

NanaDiana said...

God bless you as you embark on this exiting journey! xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow Karen, that is wonderful! I pray you will have a blessed trip and that God will use you all in a marvelous way. God bless you! Can't wait to hear about it. Pamela

Ruth Hiebert said...

May you and the team experience rich blessings and great protection as you serve Him.

Jana Endris said...

Praying for you all as you embark on this journey! Can't wait to hear your stories of God's work.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for safe traveling. Thank you for being willing & obedient. Hoping you have time & the Internet is available so we can "watch" your journey ~ God Bless, Karen!

Jan Adams said...

Prayers for safe travel & God's work/word to be received. Thank you for your obedience & willingness to "go"! I look forward to hearing/reading about your journey. God Bless, Karen!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Just checking in. Hope things are well.

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to updates of your trip. May angels surround you the entire trip.