So, as I write this, Erin and the team are in the air on the way to Rwanda! Unbelievable. I can't even express to you how I feel. It's a mixture of just being really proud that my wife is stepping out in faith like this, anxiousness just knowing that she's anxious, and excitement for how God is going to work through her and in her. I can't wait to hear the stories and see the pictures!

I'll try to keep this blog updated regularly with what's going on, but at this point, I don't know how much I'm going to get to hear from her. I do at least have an itinerary of their trip and what they'll be doing each day.

The team got off to a great start - everything went smoothly and on time (other than having to pay for their carry-on luggage, b/c Ethiopian Air makes you pay for anything over 15 lbs!). They will arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:20 a.m. our time, tomorrow morning (so they're in the air for 15 hours, 15 minutes - yikes!). They'll have a couple hour lay over and then take a 1 1/2 hour flight to Kigali, Rwanda where they'll be staying (and where the orphanage is!).

So, they'll be in Rwanda by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning!

Please be praying...for physical safety and for effectiveness.
Be praying that God uses them for whatever He wants to do over there - no matter the cost.
Be praying that He would totally wreck them spiritually.
That each person would come back with their eyes opened.
For growth.

And for the people of Rwanda to see a group of people who love so deeply by their actions that they can't help but ask "Why?" That they will see what true Christianity is really all about. To see that we as Christians are fighting for the cause of the broken, lonely and poor because that's the heart of God and we are compelled to do so as a result of what He's done for us.

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