Wednesday, March 7, 2012

When the curve ball lands in your lap

I haven't blogged about the curve ball that landed in my lap because it's a hard one to explain.  Difficult enough to explain in person, when you can look into your listener's eyes and cock your head to one side and mutter, "you know...?" hoping for an affirmative head shake. 

Just like a curve ball, I'm going in a direction I never could have guessed. I was presented with an opportunity my heart thudded yes to.  I Believe I'd be shooting myself in the foot spiritually if I don't,  in April that direction will take me thousands of miles from the green, rolling Tennessee hills I inhabit, to the center of another continent, country, culture. 

Africa. Rwanda.  Where less than 20 years ago neighbors killed neighbors and more than a million people died.  And there I'll be, {most unqualified me} helping teach Vacation Bible School for a thousand kids, facilitating free dental clinics and sharing God's love and grace on the other side of the world.

Yeah, that's the curve ball I never expected.

linked to Kristen and Ann and Richella's grace party



Kelly said...

May God bless you and those you are going to minister to.

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

Wow. What a blessing and responsibility for you. Do with the love and help of God.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

We have a yearly yearbook that comes out and features religious experiences throuout the world that are extremely heartfelt and faith strengthening. They feature one or two countries and this year, Rwanda is featured. I have not read it yet, though I will be starting it next week. Someone told me to have a box of tissues around when I got to the part about Rwanda! I'm looking forward to it. Let me know if you'd be interested in a copy!

Ellen said...

What a wonderful blessing to be the hands of feet of Jesus! My prayer are with you.

Thanks vor visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts.

Richella said...

Oh, boy! That IS a curve ball!! One of my friends on the Renovare' Ministry Team spent many years as a missionary in Africa. She's been in Rwanda during some dicey times! I pray that all will go beautifully for you!

I saw it at the end of the video, but could you email me the info for donations?

Bless you, friend!

And thank you for joining Grace at Home!

Donna said...

How blessed you are. May God keep you and yours safe and healthy. May your hands do His work and your voice speak His words. Blessings.

Erica {let why lead} said...

Hi! I followed you here through your link at Imparting Grace. Congrats on your decision! I spent one summer in Zambia and loved every minute. Wish I were tagging along!


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