Monday, July 13, 2009

ON A MISSION

On a mission trip...that is! My husband and I will be leaving on Friday for Costa Rica. There are 17 of us from our church who will be spending 9 days with missionaries there. This is my first mission trip and I am excited (and nervous). We know the missionaries there (Jeff & Danette Cooper). In fact, I taught Jeff when he was in the 2nd grade. We don't know what all we will be doing, but we do know that we will be hiking into the jungle and sleeping in tents as we minister. I have two pictures that I copied from another mission trip in the jungle where we will be. The following picture shows one reason I am a "little" nervous. I don't like high places and we have to cross over a log. It rains there every day all year BUT this is the peak time (I've been told) so there will be lots of water under this log. I asked how long the log was and was told that "it's only about 25 feet across". I was also told, "it's only about 20 feet down". I may be the first one to scoot across on her bottom!This next picture show the hike through the jungle. We have been told that it's about a two hour hike. I'm not as nervous about hiking as I am crossing that log! I'm trying to get everything packed tonight because we are having to take our luggage to the church Wednesday night to weigh it and pack it all in a trailer. It's difficult to know exactly how many clothes to take and keep your luggage under 50 pounds.

I won't be posting again until we return. I would appreciate your prayers. I am expecting to see great things from God as we minister to the people there.

15 comments:

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

I would probably scootch on my bum too! I don't like heights and that looks scary to walk across. sending you prayers!!

Nancy said...

Oh Sue, What a adventure you will be on! I will keep you all in my prayers! Stay safe and enjoy!!! Take lots of pictures!!! Nancy

parledge said...

Will you be flying on a glorified "crop duster" too? This will be such a rewarding trip. You're in my prayers.

Gran said...

Wow,what a wonderful opportunity for you. Bobby and I will be praying for you all as you travel and as you are apart of Gods plan with Jeff and Danette this summer. God will help you overcome (cross) any challenges! Please let us know when you will share about the trip!

Sue said...

Holly....
We are sharing the Sunday that we return. We'll return on Saturday night, July 25th and be sharing the next day. Wish you could come. All of the team will give their testimonies that day.

Amber said...

You are so cute! Please have Mr. Harold take a picture if you do scoot across on your bottom! We'll be praying for God to do great things through you and in you and looking forward to hearing the stories when you get back!

Darlene said...

It sounds like a great adventure to me. I know you are going to enjoy helping all the people there and I'm sure you will do great things. Oh, and I can't walk across things like that (in the air) either. Scooting on your bottom is perfectly acceptable.....lol

April said...

Sue,
I admire you so much for following God's call. You know I'll be praying for your safe journey! God bless!

Lorrie said...

Hi Sue, from the beach to Costa Rica--what a span of places. I know that your trip will be amazing. I hope you conquer the fearsome log and that you will both be a blessing and get a blessing while you're there.

Lisa W. said...

Speaking as someone who is prone to every injury imaginable, scoot across the log!!
Be safe! Look forward to hearing all about it!

Matt said...

You're going to get there and realize that the log-crossing isn't that big a deal. The tarantulas on the other hand... :)

Diana said...

Have a blessed trip!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sue I'm writing on Friday so I assume you are there. I am praying today for God's grace to abound in you. blessings, marlene

DaNella Auten said...

I'm praying for yall! love you guys!

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