Okay. So as I mentioned, in December-ish of 2008, I started feeling a tug on my heart to go on a mission trip to minister to the Deaf SOMEWHERE in the world. I was willing, so I started searching. I ran into some really sketchy “ministries,” people, and websites. I persisted. My motto for that times in my life was and forever will be, “GO until God says ‘STOP!” So I went, and searched, and prayed. Somehow, I’m still not sure how it happened I was put into contact with a church who put me into contact with Lance McWilliams in Colorado! Crazy! Lance recently became the “owner” of a DEAF ORPHANAGE in Kisii, Kenya! YES! I was pumped! I knew in my heart of hearts I found the place I was suppose to go.
So the four of us begin planning. Support letters. Phone calls. Plane Tickets. But all those things require money and we had none. We were told we needed to raise $4,000 for EACH person = $16,000 in THREE months (May-July) WHAT?!?! Mind you, Emily and I worked as camp counselors in separate states, without cell phone service, without a way to “plan!” CRAZY! Some might say impossible! So, the months rolled on and we started saying “WHEN we go…” and not “IF we go..” because God was supplying the money! It was insane. Check after check came for all of us. By the time we left in August, our AWESOME God has raised over $17,000 for us and the orphans!! Exceeded our needs… as usual. Our faith was so small. He was just showing off, and we relished in His love! It was so amazing. He is our Provider!
We prayed up, planned up, read up, packed up, and were ready to go to KENYA on the adventure of a lifetime.
This was posted in the orphanage office. It’s so true and rang far more real throughout this mission He sent us on.