The countdown is on and we’re down to 4 days before departure. We have learned that the need in Sri Lanka is even greater than what we had thought. Mudslides in the country have done substantial damage. I am excited that I will be building with friends from previous builds and have some team members I have yet to meet. I know this team will work hard, accomplish a lot, and do it all with laughter and smiles!
If you’re curious about the title of this blog, it refers to my faith and the fact that I believe that as Christians we are called to be Christ’s hands and feet. I participate in these builds because it provides me the opportunity to be just that to others. Some have asked why I choose to go out of the country to do these builds when there is so much need here in the US. The answer is simple – I do both. Additionally, I have found no scripture passage that calls us to work only in our backyard. We are called to love one another – no “ifs”, “only” or “buts” – just love one another. So there is a little background on my motivation.
So now I am off to continue the “pre-packing” giving me 3 more nights to finalize the contents of the suitcase.
More to follow!