We are all SO excited! We are going back to............................
We thought maybe over Christmas but it just wasn't the right time, then we thought about going for like 8 weeks this summer but half of our missionaries will be HERE this summer SO that would not be the best time to get to work with them:( But I just kept feeling like the Lord had something planned for us to do there this summer. But after the missionaries told us of their furloughs I just kinda put it out of mind and thought, well, maybe next year.
About a month later we got to spend a little time with one of the missionary families while they were here finalizing the adoption of their daughter from China!! Then he mentioned that we may be the ones who could put a group together to come THIS SUMMER and put together a VBS and worship times for missionaries from all over Africa!! They meet in Kumbya (west Rwanda) on Lake Kivu each summer for fellowship, renewal, and a refreshing time with the Lord! SOOO we said yes!!! There will be about 14 adults and about 14 kids traveling to Rwanda in July and we couldn't be more excited!! We are so thankful to the Lord for providing another opportunity to go back! We can't wait to see and love on those boys!!! We are praying about our work there, the people who come to the retreat and for our hearts to be prepared! We've had several meetings with a team we think is going to be AMAZING! And we've been brainstorming ways to fund raise. We struggled with asking for money the first time but did it after several wise people told us it would be a blessing. They were SO right! We were blown away and constantly reminded of God's provision when you are in His will! My kids got to see first hand just how generous our friends, family, and even total strangers are! And it was so inspiring for us! So, we will humbly ask again. We will most likely be selling tshirts (super cute ones!!) and doing other things like garage sales etc. I'll let you know!!
And here is the CRAZY part.... the ONLY thing bad about the trip to Rwanda was that it is 4 months away. BUT I get to go to Ethiopia in 28 days!!! I am SOOO excited to be traveling with Aimee and the Cheatham family to FINALLY go see little man Cheatham!! I CANNOT wait! And I am SO thankful to them that they are sweet enough to let Aimee and I tag along! We've been praying this sweet one home for over 2 years now and I can't wait to see him in his family's arms! Thank you Lord! So now I feel like I really CAN start packing!!! Yay!!