Really there are more than two. (Anybody watch Monk?)
It would be more accurate to say that there are two really huge things that (currently) scare me more than the other less huge (though not insignificant) things.
2. Leaving the country
(Not necessarily in that order. It depends upon the day.)
Though I have vowed to never leave the country.
For any reason.
So that might trump the flying.
Well. Guess what God has orchestrated...
I'm flying to Guatemala.
I almost threw up when I typed that.
I've been wanting to tell you about it, but I kind of kept hoping it would go away.
But today is the deadline and I'm officially signed up.
Oh. The King and The Princess are signed up, too.
But this is about me.
Some friends of ours have been called to move their family of six to Guatemala to live at an orphanage.
Did I mention that there are six of them?
Four kids, all boys--ages 10, 7, 6 and 2.
They are laying aside their regular, normal lives to move to a third world country and run a dorm for orphaned babies.
Is there a higher calling?
The King is on their board. Our family is 100% behind their ministry.
I just kind of hoped to be 100% behind their ministry from the comfort of my own home.
We will be traveling to Guatemala in March. For eight days.
I can't recall... Have I mentioned that I'm a little bit afraid of flying and leaving the country?
I do not exaggerate when I tell you that I covet your prayers.
I hope that I don't overwhelm you with posts about it (think about the cats, y'all) but I do want to share this with you as I prepare.
I want you to feel as if you are going with me.
Because I am pretending that you are.
I'd like to give you some information on this family and their ministry so that you can begin lifting this sweet family in prayer.
Only Grace is the ministry of the Carney family.
This would have been a really great place to put their photo, don't you think? But that would have required planning ahead. And lately I've been spending most of my time trying to figure out how to get out of flying to a third-world country.
The Only Grace website should be completed in the next few days. I hope to have a button for my blog, too. I'm also hoping to have them do a guest post...I'd like for you to hear of their journey directly from them. The Carney's will be living in and overseeing the baby dorm. "Babies" are children from birth to age 5. There are anywhere from 60 to 100 children in this dorm and they have three Guatemalan assistants.
The Carney's are so excited to be used as the living hands of God. I am amazed at their willingness. They must raise 100% of their funding...a task that seems overwhelming, but they know that God will provide every penny. I am learning from the example of their faith.
I plan on blogging in preparation for the trip and during the trip. Who knows? Maybe we'll take a group of you down there on another trip...
Did I just say that?
I will say that I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved with this ministry.
I will share how God forced moved me to be a part of this trip in another post. For now, I just ask for your prayers for my family, their family and (most importantly) these precious children in Guatemala.