Goal #4 for 2016

Since the beginning of the year, I have been sharing with you some of my goals for 2016. Goal #1 is to read at least 1 book/month. Goal #2 is to take control of my health, and goal #3 is to read through the Bible in one year.

Today, I am sharing goal #4…..to go on a family mission trip. This has been a desire of mine for several years, but until this point it has not worked out for one reason or another. But…2016 is the year that it WILL happen! Next month Emilie, Jacob and I will be going on a short-term mission trip to Haiti. We are going with our church, who is partnering with Operation Mobilization. Unfortunately, Katie won’t be able to join us because of the timing of the trip and the scheduling conflict with her college classes. But, Katie is actually leaving for Europe tomorrow! It’s not a mission trip, but rather a trip for class credit with a group from her school. She will be going to Rome and Greece! Very cool, huh??

As far as our trip to Haiti, we will be working with an orphanage there and sharing the Gospel in word and deed with those that we are blessed to come into contact with. We will also be providing some vacation Bible school type activities with the children. We are so excited and grateful for this opportunity and are really looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us!

We have been busy making pre-trip preparations: getting passports and signatures on needed forms, attending training meetings with our team, raising needed financial and prayer support, and obtaining the needed vaccinations and medications. We would be most grateful if you would be willing to pray with and for us for our upcoming trip. These are our current prayer requests:

1. Health and safety for all team members before and during the trip
2. All financial needs to be met
3. Acquiring the remainder of our needed vaccinations/meds
4. Open hearts and minds for what the Lord has planned for our trip
5. That we would allow the Holy Spirit to be in control of our trip, rather than relying on ourselves
6. Unity and flexibility of the team
7. Transformed hearts and minds for both the Haitian people and ourselves.
8. Lots of sweet memories for my kids and I!

If you would like to see what’s going on during our trip, I plan to publish a blog post each day while we are there. But, I’m not sure what the wi-fi situation will be like, so I can’t make any promises!

A big thank you to all of you that are supporting us financially and through your prayers! We can’t wait to see how God will use us to minister to the Haitian people and how He will use the Haitian people to minister to us!

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. celeste zaubi
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 17:02:21

    Put me on your list of people who are praying for your trip. Love you guys!

    Celeste

    On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Trusting His Plan wrote:

    > sandra posted: “Since the beginning of the year, I have been sharing with > you some of my goals for 2016. Goal #1 is to read at least 1 book/month. > Goal #2 is to take control of my health, and goal #3 is to read through the > Bible in one year. Today, I am sharing goal ” >

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  2. Amanda
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 21:56:40

    I am excited for you all, and I can’t wait to get updates!

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  3. marykprather
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 10:16:54

    Excited for you! We will be praying and can’t wait to hear about your trip!

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