Our team had our second conference call last Wednesday and I learned some new information about the trip. In addition to the work we will be doing at the school there will also be a part of the team that will be working in Delhi with organizations who are involved with the fight against sex trafficking in India. The leader of our team is Vince Giordano. He is on staff with Children's Hopechest in Colorado. He asked us to get the word out about our trip so that our family and friends could be praying for us. There will be parts of this trip where we will be exposed to extreme darkness and spiritual bondage. Most of us have never been in exposed to anything like this before. It involves children. Children that we cannot help at that moment. Vince has asked that we ask for prayer for the entire team to be protected spiritually, mentally and physically. Please pray for the health of the team in all of those ways, too. Team unity is also crucial.
For me personally, I plan to do most everything at the school but am asking God to prepare me for whatever He allows. If there would be a purpose for me to be exposed to the darkness then I want to be willing. I want to do whatever He calls me to. In all honesty I would rather remain ignorant. The more I know the more overwhelmed I feel. I am not at all sure that I want to know anymore about the depravity of man. I am not sure that I will be able to process what I might see or be exposed to, but I am trusting God and the leadership to take us where He is calling us to go. I am not any less scared of the trip, but I am even more convinced that He has called me to this, though I have no idea why. I would also ask my friends to pray for God to take away my sense of smell and squeamishness during the trip so that I am able to effectively minister His love no matter where I go. :-) Also, please pray for my family here at home. Pray that David remembers the details with the girls that need to be done...you know, brush their teeth, baths, bedtime, gymnastics...etc. He is such a wonderful daddy, but sometimes he forgets the details. So for now those are my prayer requests. Thank you so much for praying. Please feel free to leave me a comment about how I can pray for you...it would be an honor to carry you before His throne.
p.s. guess who's tooth I pulled out tonight?