Friday, May 8, 2009

may 8

today is friday may the 8th. i leave auburn in exactly four days for Uganda.

yesterday, i took my last exams as a freshman. and i packed my car to the brim and drove home to mongtomery. as i was driving home and singing (totally normal) i almost had a wreck. yesterday there were floods in montgomery and my mom and dad had called to warn me, but i was kinda like "oh sure...floods". since when does it flood in montgomery. well as i was driving home, i saw the floods and was shocked. at one point i almost slammed on my breaks it was so crazy. i felt so bad for the families who had their homes messed up. as i was walking last night i saw a couple homes in my neighbothood that were having restoration work done to their homes. it reminded me to be thankful that the flood did not mess up my home.

then my train of thoughts went to uganda. restoration. restore. bingo.

that is what we are going over there to do, restore. bring restoration to the people in uganda looking for healing. we get to being restoration to eye sight which is something i am truly excited about. the Eyes for Africa organization gave us about two or three hundred pairs of eye glasses for the people in uganda. it is going to be a very fascinating experience, as will the rest of the trip.

today i am praying for a gentle spirit with people. not only my family, but with people that i will encounter daily on the trip. i am so thankful for our team. we all mesh so weirdly together that it is only by God's grace. i have just loved getting to be around them and growing together before this journey.

sometimes i find myself getting caught up in the whole schedule thing, but i know that it will not be a very tight schelule over there. i am learning to be flexible, well fluid. fluidity. just like water. i love that illustration.

well that is what is currently on my mind. until later... law and order calls.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

shocking... i think not

is it shocking to you that i am not studying for finals right now. ha. not shocking to me at all. why? well because i am about to embark on an incredible journey across the world. yes i am referring to unganda. one week and one day away. goodness it is just so shocking to me that after so many years of praying and pleading with the Lord to send me, He is.

ah so exciting.

i have been packing up my dorm room this week and on thursday when i went home with my parents, we took all my clothes. all but a few things for me to wear this week. my closet is completely bare, save my dress from church this morning and a robe ( yes a robe). everything in my room is boxed or in a basket or tub awaiting it's departure back to the Gump. i just cannot believe that i am moving out. i mean it feels like two days ago that i moved in hollifield. it's just craziness.

i am also pretty sad that i am not going to be living with mary evelyn. i am super happy about living with sara and laura! i really, really am. but i am sad not to see precious mev everyday. she has been such a blessing and gracious friend this year and she is sooo great. i'm just so happy she is going to be in montgomery this summer...

church was marvelous today. i have a new favorite song and i would sing it for you... but that would be dumb i guess. ha

i will fall at your feet, i will fall at your feet, and i will worship you. the feeling you gave your all for us. surrendered your life upon that cross, great is the love brought up for all, this is OUR God.

great words. powerful words. our God, the same God in africa, the same God in america. He is OUR God.