February 27, 2010

My Bags Are Packed

By the time time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to the Dominican Republic...and eventually Haiti! Goodbye cold and snow, hello warmth and sunshine. I am so excited to get there I'm about to burst.

I don't know exactly what kind of work we'll do, perhaps we'll dig latrine trenches, build shower stall frames, play with the children, sort donations, fix tents or anything else that needs help doing. Whatever is it, we'll do it with a servant's heart.

One thing I know with full confidence—after the covering of prayer I received this week— we will go with God. I don't know what He has in store, but I pray for ears to hear His voice, eyes to see His presence and a heart to love His people. I go not for my own glory, but for His.

I don't think I'll have access to a computer while I'm in Haiti so I'm going to hand over my blog to my husband (thanks Sue J. for the suggestion) to post updates, share witty turns of phrase and provide his own snarky commentary. If you've followed his comments on this blog you may understand why I do so with some fear and trepidation. I add this in advance: Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this site are the author's personal views and do not necessarily reflect those of his employer (me) or its clients (you).  :-)

Speaking of Haiti updates, I hope you all REALLY enjoyed the pictures I posted that Dan texted me from the relief sites because they I just got our cell phone bill and found out they cost a small fortune! Hence, I trust you'll understand why I'll share pictures AFTER I return home.

Will you please continue to pray for our team while we're away?  

Also...check out the slide show from Haiti I posted in the right hand column. Even if you've seen it before, I added new pictures today, most taken by friends who have recently returned.. This show has been viewed by hundreds if not thousands of people and has put a real face to what's going on in one small corner of the Haitian tragedy. Feel free to share with others.

Bondye beni ou! Wè ou talè. (God bless you. See you soon.)


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Dan said...

Jesus said he would destroy the temple and rebuild it in only three days. I've just been given six with Kelli's blog. I think I like where this is going...

Runner Mom said...

Dan's comment is a hoot! Kelli, I'll keep you all in my prayers as you travel and serve. Wow! I am so excited for you, sweet friend. Be safe!

Love ya!

Cheryl Barker said...

Blessings, Kelli, in every aspect of your trip! While you're away, we'll enjoy Dan's heydey on your blog :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I'll be praying for you Kelli!!!

Analisa said...

I will be praying for you too.

Kelly said...

Kel- I know God will do amazing things through you while you are away. My thoughts and prayers will be with you!

Carmen said...

It'll be an amazing experience, I'm sure! Go with God, Kelli. You'll come up in my prayers.

I expect great things...since you're a woman of extreme faith--handing over your blog to hubby like that!! Lord knows what we're in for...I'll be here with bells on...;P

Peggy said...

Dear Kelli...
I already talked with you and you know I'm praying for you and Christine.
As for Dan, well if doesn't behave I'll have to go to your home and steal back his "double stuffed", he knows what I mean.
Have a blessed trip.
Blessings and Love....Peggy