It was a fun trip, I love seeing the special college friends that you've gained a bond with that just can't be broken. Those who have seen you at your worst and still love you! We had our final meeting, with our mission board, before we go to the field. Such an exciting feeling! One thing that Pastor Tom said that really made a deep impression on me, is that before you leave for a foreign mission field, make sure there is no unconfessed sin in your life. Satan is sure to use that against you, and also that could be something that could hinder your prayers. As my husband is packing his bags to go leave for Jamaica in just a couple days...i really started thinking. Joshua is going into a dangerous situation, and he will be making several life changing decisions. When i pray for his protection and the Lord's guidance in my husband's life i want to know that my Heavenly Father is listening to every word I say. So often, I believe, in the States, it is so easily to not rely on God and think we can take care of our own self. When possible danger arises, or something happens to remind us of our own insignificance and the awesome protection that our God gives us everyday.
I'm very thankful for the opportunity God has given me as a missionary's wife...and one reason is the closeness you feel to God when you step off the plane in a third world country. I'm also thankful for the renewed realization of how much I NEED MY LORD!