And the answer to the outreach question is….
Our outreach locations were revealed tonight, and one team is headed for Kurdistan (think in Iraq, but an independent government), and the other team destined for southeast Asia and the people of Cambodia.
I’m so excited for Cambodia and especially to be a part of the really awesome team I’ll be with.
We’ll be working in a variety of places, but they might just include village clinics, hospitals, prisons, and the slums. The people we’ll be meeting are poor. In severe poverty. It’ll be heartbreaking and uncomfortable and hot and our lives will be changed. And it will actually be awesome.
We’re still working on preliminaries and all the logical stuff, but for now, I’ll be researching like crazy and starting to get a sense of the heart of the Cambodian people. Please pray with our team as we prepare: pray for the people we will meet, for our hearts to be open, for lives to be changed, and for courage as for some of us this is our first missions trip, and it’ll be quite the adventure.
And, please pray for protection against the creepie-crawlies, for those who are a little freaked out about that aspect. As one team member put it, “Hold back the insects, God. Do whatchu can.”