Wednesday, July 29, 2009


5 days! i leave for africa in 5 days! i was laying in bed last night thinking about what seemed to be all the potential negatives for the trip, and i became overwhelmed with anxiety about the unknown. i tend to be the kind of person who likes knowing everything i can about a situation...i like being in control and being prepared for anything. so back to laying in bed...i started praying that God would comfort me and really help me trust that He is the one in control...and just like that jeremiah 29:11 popped into my head.

for I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

so, i needn't worry...God already knows everything, and if i put my trust in Him...then i shouldn't worry. i don't know who reads this, aside from a few family members...but if you think of it, would you pray for me to really let my worrying/fear guard down and to be able to go on this trip with an open heart and an open mind, i would really appreciate it! :) and pray for the rest of the group as well

hakuna matata


SarahAnn said...

Of course we'll be praying for you! Good luck, Ames. Have an incredible time. I'm sure that you'll both be a blessing and will be blessed too. Love you.

Michelle said...

You are going to have so much fun! I'll be thinking of you!

Jackie said...

Amy, I always check yours and aarons blog and thoroughly enjoy what you write. You have such a great sense of humor.
I've been praying for you, cindi,rick and the entire group for awhile now and will continue throughout your trip. I can understand your anxiousness. The fear of the unknown and letting go of the control is hard.I've been there many times! God does go before us and prepares the way.You will be such a blessing to the children there because of your wonderful personality! I'm so glad you're going. Pray for ron and I as well as we go to Honduras next Wed. love you, Jackie