RoadTrip


Come Fly With Me…

“Jesus Told Me To Go. He never said I would come back. Isn’t this the life of a Christian.”

In two days I will be leaving good ole PA for a month and heading out.  My first stop will be Lanesville, Indiana to visit some wonderful people whom I have the pleasure to call my friends.  I can’t wait to spend time with them. I am so blessed to have met them. God has amazing ways of bringing people together. It’s crazy to think how fast time flies. When I began to plan these trips they seemed so far off and here we are. My bags are partially packed (if you know me, you know I have a terrible time of packing beforehand) but I’m ready. 

I can’t wait for all the amazing experiences and wonderful people I am about to meet. I get to return to my second home, Belize for two weeks and work in a small village named Guinea Grass and in Belize City with two wonderful Pastors and about 40 amazing people who are giving up a week of their time back home to come and serve others. What a beautiful thing! We will be spending our weeks ministering through Vacation Bible School, Soccer Clinics, a Grocery Ministry and many other things. I am so excited for the weeks to begin and be able to share my experiences with you along the way. Stay Tuned as I will be posting the Trip Journal links to these trips as they begin and you can follow along with us, leave us encouragement and pray for us as we serve the people of Belize.

Then, this just in, I will also be traveling to Tucson to serve from March 15th until March 21st. This will be my first trip in the states and I am so excited to work alongside our amazing USA pastors and communities. What a great experience this will be. God is good and full of amazing surprises.  If you want to find out how you can come along with me on an amazing adventure check out Praying Pelican Missions and we will be more than happy to set you up or feel free to shoot me a message and I will be happy to help! I look forward to keeping you up on all my experiences and adventures and ask that you would keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I will continue to seek God’s wisdom and guidance in all areas of my life.

So, Come Fly With Me & Let’s Make Our Way Around The World…


This is Me: Have Car…Will Travel. 1

That little blue car up above, that’s Leonardo.  He’s the first official car that I’ve ever owned by myself.  He’s compact,  doesn’t complain a whole lot or freak out when we get lost,  keeps dark chocolate around at all times, has a witty sense of humor, loves early mornings and has a tendency to have smart comebacks. I guess you could say we are made for each other. (And right now he currently gets 24/7 access to commercial free Bluegrass = Heaven!)

As soon as I got Leonardo back in September I caught the road trip bug. I didn’t care where I went, who I saw or what I did. I just wanted to go. I like driving and I don’t mind getting lost. Not to brag, but I think I have a great sense of direction. (Some may argue but that’s for another time.) Just to give you an example, We were playing Hostage, which involves blindfolds, loud music and getting kicked out of a car (if you want more details send me a message!), one night at 11 o’clock. It was pitch black out. Within 5 minutes of getting kicked out of the car I knew where I was and needless to say, my team kicked the other teams butt. I’m still pretty proud of that moment because honestly I have no idea how I knew where I was.  God’s grace.

Ok, back to roadtrips. I like driving so I was eager to get out on the road with my new found freedom. My preferred way of taking road trips goes something like this: “How long are you staying?” Me: “I don’t know.” What are you going to do?” Me: “I don’t know.” I’ve taken to flying by the seat of my pants and you should too. My first order of business was to plan a 10 day trip to my alma mater, Messiah College, and to visit two of my lovely friends from college. It was a blast. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to be able to hop in my car, take off and just enjoy the open road. I learned a lot in that 5 hour drive:

1. You can get about 3 personal concerts in at that time.

(Warning: you won’t be able to talk once you arrive!)

2. You have a lot of time to think and Pray.

Sometimes people find driving tiring but I find it exhilarating.  You get a lot of me time and a lot of God time in an otherwise busy and crazy life. For me at least, it has reminded me how close God is and how he is always there for me. For 5 hours it was just me and him. I talked and I knew he listened. I got stuff off my chest, asked for forgiveness, prayed for changed, complained a little, sang a little and sat in silence. We  were just together and it was nice. I didn’t have to worry about what people thought or how I sounded. I was just me and God was just God.  What would it be like if we all took a road trip once in awhile.

I already have my next roadtrip on the schedule. If you don’t have one, I encourage you to do so.  Even if its only 30 minutes or 1 hour. You can learn a lot about yourself and a lot about God when its just you, Him, a full tank, 4 wheels, and an open road.

 

“And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”   Deuteronomy 31:8