"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
Tomorrow’s the day!! After 9 months of planning, hoping, fundraising, and training I’m off to Israel! My brain is still bucking the reality but my heart is aflutter with anticipation.
My team and I will get the opportunity to help in a safe house for recovering victims of the sex trade. And as a safe house is being prepared in Bellingham, I hope we can learn some things to bring back and put into practice here. And I pray that we can bring a bit of faith, hope, and love to the women at the safe house, to those enslaved by drug addiction on the streets, to the Syrians confined to a refugee camp and fleeing their war-ravaged homeland, and to the amazing people who are already on the scene serving them all full-time.
It has been a journey already, just leading up to this point. My faith has been grown in leaps and bounds to see Providence at work through friends, family, and blog buddies who I haven’t even “met”. All of whom have loved, supported, and encouraged like crazy. It takes so many people to send an individual on these aid trips, like the support staff required to send a soldier into the fray – those builders, trainers, recon and intelligence officers. I’m in awe and so honored to have such wonderful people in my life. Thank you.
I’ll try to post while I’m away and share the stories of the people we meet and help – people whose lives are being changed because of you. So for now, I’ll miss you all, be safe, pray hard for this trip, and we’ll swap words again soon!