|Some goodies for the children's home!|
The time has come! We'll be leaving for Jamaica in the morning (by morning I mean 3:00 AM! Yes, there is one in the AM, too. )
It seems very surreal that we're finally going. Jamaica has been in my heart and on my mind for so long, I can't believe it's about to be in my sight.
Details of our trip...
We'll be getting into Jamaica tomorrow around noon. We're staying at a local hotel in MoBay (Montego Bay) that was recommended to us by a non-profit organization that works with the CDA and solely supports Jamaican Children's Missions called, Embracing Orphans. They have been a tremendous support system for us on our journey thus far.
We'll be serving at two children's homes on the island. One is called Blossom Gardens, and the other is called The Robin's Nest. We have gathered supplies (diapers, lotion, shampoo, wipes, small toys etc.) that we can pack in our bag and donate to the homes.
It brings so much joy to my heart when I think of getting the honor to love on those children! I'm going to take entirely too many pictures and monopolize everyone's conversations with stories from our trip, so I sincerely apologize in advance.
On the flip side, I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be leaving half of my heart in Jamaica. I know that when we get off that plane and step foot on the island that has been placed on our hearts for almost seven months, we'll feel the blessing of stepping right into God's footprints for our lives. I can't wait to see what God has planned for us there.
We've connected with a couple that is currently living in Jamaica. Although they've been living the the US for awhile, the husband is native born Jamaican and still has family on the island. They have offered to show us around and pick us up from the airport. Praise God for connections in the community!
Specific Prayer Requests:
- Travel mercies. (safe travel I HATE airplanes) and safety while we're on the island.
- For the people in Jamaica to see our hearts and know our love for them and their children.
- For lifelong friendships to be formed.
- For favor and grace when we meet with the Child Development Agency on Tuesday.
- That we will continue to grow in peace and trust for God's perfect timeline for our family.
Well, that's about it. My next post will be full of pictures and tales of our wonderful trip. I can't wait to tell you how God moves.
Pray it! Claim it! Amen!
We're so blessed by the number of people who gave, prayed, ran, and sacrificed so much to make this trip possible. We thank God for you.