Boy, oh boy, am I TIRED! I’m currently sitting in an airport in South Africa waiting for my flight to Zim.
When it’s all said and done, I would’ve traveled over 38 hours – and it is exhausting! I’ve gone from Chicago ➜ London, UK ➜ Jo’Burg, South Africa ➜ and soon to Zimbabwe = the final destination.
It was totally worth the long trip – it was the cheapest priced ticket (nearly $700 cheaper than the next option) mainly because of the long layover. I didn’t really mind the 13-hour layover in London – a city which I have never had the chance to visit! I left the airport, and I got a day pass for the subway called the “tube”. I stopped at many of the free attractions and historic sites that London has to offer. Pictures don’t do the experience justice: there was simply so much excitement seeing this city of 8 million + people ☺
Also, in between layovers ☺, I have met some interesting folks, which is always my favorite part of traveling! There was Stacy, traveling with her mother and son. She was so helpful and reassuring, and I saw Christ’s love in her. And then there’s Sean, the Afrikkan-South African, who was my seat buddy for the 11-hour flight from London to Jo’Burg. Once again, God blessed me with a pleasant new friend. There are SO many kind people I have met on my journey so far, and it has definitely helped ease my worries.
So guys, I have a confession to make – I am not brave.
It took me getting on a plane, traveling 38 hours, across 3 continents, over 12,000 miles for me to realize this, but it’s really true.
Flying by yourself is scary, especially for a little woman who grew up in a small-town in the Midwest.
There’s a great big world out here, and I’m feeling a little anxious about everything.
So here – if you’re reading this, please pray for me. I am not brave – I’m human.
I’m overwhelmed by this calling from God to come to Zimbabwe and help support a better future for our children through quality education.
I’m questioning my own competence and capabilities, and I’m trying not to be overwhelmed by the fear of failure. Guys, I am in no way qualified to be the “right guy for the job”!
But I’m humbled that God has chosen me to be a small part of this great work, at such a time as this!
I’ll keep you all posted – I’ll be boarding the plane for the final leg very soon.
Blessings & peace,
P.s. You can still support the mission here: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/vimbo-s-summer-2015-mission-trip-to-zimbabwe-/337905