We’re Going to Kenya

Back to back posts this week folks! Get excited!

I just couldn’t wait to share the news any longer. I alluded in yesterday’s post that I had some exciting things happening next month. Well, the first piece of big news you now know from the title.

My husband and I are going to Kenya.

Kenya Kids

It’s a trip my husband has taken twice through our church already, but my first. We’ll be going with a group of folks to do medical missions over there and my role will be to assist the doctors and dentists where needed.

This is something we’ve talked about doing for a while now, and it’s almost surreal that the trip is right around the corner.

I’ve only ever participated in local mission trips, as in within the U.S. I’ve never done any sort of international mission trip, and have really never gone anywhere internationally for that matter. I’ve only really been to the Bahamas and St. Lucia which were quick plane rides.

Kenya Clinic

I’m not really nervous about the trip itself, but I have to admit, the 16+ hours in a plane are what I’m feeling a little anxious about.

I’ve been trying to prepare for this trip over the last several weeks. I’ve gotten all my shots, bought most of the clothing and supplies I need {scrubs, snacks, travel size hygiene items} and have attended meetings with the group to go over logistics and roles.

Because my husband has already been a few times, I have an idea of what to expect and what we’ll be doing. But, I don’t know that I’m truly prepared for what I will see and how it will change me.

Kenya Tree

I have a feeling my heart is going to be exposed and changed in ways I didn’t think possible. That my eyes will be open to the needs of others and that my perspective on this world and our comfortable bubble will be forever changed.

And that’s my hope. My prayer is that I do come back changed in some way. That this trip would teach me how to love and care for others better, love my husband more deeply and strengthen my walk with the Lord.

But, more importantly, I pray that the lives of those we see and help are changed forever as well. Not just physically, but spiritually. That they would see Christ through our love and service and would forever call Him their Father and Savior.

Kenya Clinic 2

We would love your prayers as we embark on this trip. Prayers for safety, health of the volunteers while we’re there, healing for those that we see, and prayers for hearts to be changed.

I will of course share about the trip once we get back, but it won’t actually be until November because…

I’ve decided to join The Nester’s 31 days of writing challenge for the month of October. If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you’re already aware of this news.

I’ve always wanted to participate and link up, but never was able to plan enough in advance to actually accomplish 31 days of writing.

But, earlier this summer I set out to make it happen and decided on a topic and started planning and writing out posts. Since I knew I would be gone for 10 days in Kenya, it was even more incentive to get posts written ahead of time so you guys would still see new content while we were gone.

31 Days GraphicSo for each day in the month of October I will be writing all about Building Your Dream Home.

Whether you are building, renovating, or neither, there will be insights and tidbits {and of course pretty pictures} for any and all to enjoy.

I hope you will follow along. First post is set for next Wednesday!

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  1. says

    So excited for you! I will definitely be praying for y’all that He keeps you safe and uses you to show His love to the people that you will be helping.

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