It’s Friday and time for another link up with The Gypsy Mama! Five Minute Friday is “a time when we just write for 5 minutes on a specific topic not worrying whether everything is just right.” If you would like to join in CLICK HERE.
It was three years ago this month that I stepped out of my comfort zone and embarked on my first mission trip. I had no idea what to expect. My only desire was to head to the Dominican Republic (DR) with a team from church and serve others. We would be painting at the school our church helps to support, visiting our sponsored children, visiting the orphanage, and delivering rice and beans.
One of the most unexpected moments on that whole trip was the day we delivered rice and beans. The pastor we partner with in the DR took us up into the mountains to some of the neediest families in the area. With backpacks filled with food, we moved from house to house giving away our gift. One lady was so thankful, she went back inside her house and came back out with something for us. Bananas. We didn’t want to take her food, but she insisted. It was her gift to us. She wanted us to have them.
Three years ago I went to serve others. I went to give and to empty myself for others. Never did I think I would return from my trip 8 days later completely full. What an amazing, unexpected gift.
In about 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane and heading back to the DR for the third time. I would love for you to keep us in your prayers. And also, you can follow our journey HERE.