The next adventure is in the works! While Kyle and Drew were in Cameroon doing construction, Ellie and I started praying for an opportunity to go on a mission trip to an orphanage...or at least something with children. We didn't have to wait long. Faith Baptist (where the kids have gone to AWANA and I have volunteered) is going to Su Refugio in Paraguay this summer. We decided to step out and take the first steps to see if this was a possibility. We both wanted it SO bad! Su Refugio is a community of believers that has an orphanage, school and a church. We will be helping tutor kids and doing whatever we can to serve. This is right up our alley. I have wanted to go on a mission trip of this kind since I was 12 years old. The cool thing was how fast God provided all that we needed to go - it was very affirming. Then when our funds were in - they stopped. That has been our experience every time we have stepped out in faith to serve in missions, God provides just what is needed without excess. I love that!
We leave Minnesota on June 23, 2013 and will return July 7, 2013 - my hope is to blog about our experiences at some point. I'm looking forward to seeing some new friends that I haven't met yet.... the bond of Christ is amazing. Pray for us and the whole team. What a joy to serve with my daughter.