Well, the time has FINALLY come. We are going to Africa! My family and I will leave Thursday (tomorrow) night to fly to London where we will stay at our friends’ house for a couple of days before continuing our travel to Lusaka, Zambia (the capital of Zambia). On Monday, when we arrive in Africa we will go through orientation with our partners World Vision and World Bicycle Relief. The next few days we will spend with World Vision and World Bicycle Relief, traveling to visit schools, HIV/AIDS caregivers, water bore holes, participating in a bike distribution at a school, my 7 year old sponsor child named Gertrude. On our last day in Zambia we are flying to Kitwe (further out in the country) to meet up with Lifesong for Orphans and visit the orphanage/school we are supporting. Then it is off to South Africa! In South Africa we are visiting our partners Kerus Global and their Orphan Care Center we helped build. We are going on a couple of safaris as well and ending our trip with a World Cup game and an interview with Trans World Radio. We will be back home on June 25th (my 6 year anniversary from my first transplant). Pheww… it’s going to be a crazy trip but I AM SO EXCITED!
This really is a dream come true. Those of you that have been following me since the beginning know how long I have wanted to go to Africa. It has been a long time coming. I am so thankful that God has blessed me with Kids Caring 4 Kids. It has been a gift. It was so awesome to be able to focus my time and energy and thought (while dealing with my transplants) in doing something for others. It is incredible to think that my small effort has turned into something that has affected over 12,000 people here and in Africa. It is truly the power of God and I can’t wait to see the work He has been able to do through Kids Caring 4 Kids.
Another note: Please pray for my family and I as we travel these next two weeks. Pray for:
-safety as we travel across the world
-health as we are going to areas where malaria and other horrible diseases are prominent
- strength to handle what we witness and the ability to use it to inspire and encourage us to continue to care for the people we see
-hope to give to the people we see and the ability to change lives while we are there
-fun in order to enjoy the trip and not get overwhelmed