summer 2006

well, its been a long time since i have entered the world of blogging, but its a sunday afternoon and i'm bored so i figured i'd write a quick post..

i went to africa may 23-june 4. i loved it. it was the best two weeks of my life. i wish i was still there, i wish i could stay all summer..all year. but Africa isn't exactly a fun place to go. the poverty that surrounded us was overwhelming, and it left me feeling completely helpless and ineffective at the end of the day. its not that what we were doing was bad-we were doing all we could. its just that there is poverty everywhere. and you want to reach out and help every single person, you want to give them all clothes and food and a house, but you can't. and thats what is so hard. you can't help them all. so you have to take advantage of every situation, every encounter, and do all you can to change someones life in the short amount of time you have with them. it was an emotionally draining experience. at the end of each day you were dirty, tired, and hungry, but you would never complain because outside on the street there are thousands of African people who have always been, and will always be, dirty, tired, and hungry. on the trip we learned to be content with what we have, and thankful for how much God has blessed our lives. the things that we saw in Africa have left a lasting impact on our hearts and minds and are still, and hopefully will forever be, changing the way we see things here.

tomorrow i leave for impact. i am very excited. Impact is probably the best thing, second to a mission trip, that i do all year. please pray for everyone who is going, that God will be at work breaking hard hearts and bringing more and more people to him every day.

so yeah, thats about it. thats what is going on in my life right now.

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