I can't believe it's really Friday. That means my missions trip oficially starts tomorrow! I've been doing a count down in my journal, and as the numbers got smaller and smaller, I got more and more nervous. I'm excited, definatly, but really nervous too. Now the trip starts tomorrow and the excitement is catching up with me. This will be my last post until I get home, somewhere around July 24th. Our first week is going to be spent working in Inner City Winnipeg. There's no real schedule there, but we're going to be doing some missions stuff and then we're running a day camp/ drop in program for some of the kids in the community. The days will be long, but I'm excited. The second week we're heading over to a Native Bible Camp in northern Manitoba. We're basically just complimenting the staff they already have there. We're going to be co-leading some cabins, doing some odd jobs that they need done and just doing anything they need us to do. You know how most camps are divided by age? Well this one is divided by native reserves. So the week we're going there, it's going to be ages 6-16 (Or something like that.)
Today I'm leaving for Emonton with my mom, grandpa, brothers and sister. They're going to be staying with my dad's family, who lives in Manitoba, and then some of my grandpa's friends in Saskatchewan. The missions team would have been leaving the church at 3:30 am! I would have had to be hooked up in the vehicle, and for some reason that does not sound like a good idea today. They're going to pick me up on their way though Edmonton, closer to 8:00am.
I'm still not feeling 100%. After I stopped the meds, the hardness in my stomach came back. I'd been having a little bit of pain through out the time I was taking my meds. Whatever this thing is, the meds didn't take care of it. The doctor is gone until I'm gone, and I didn't want any treatments or further testing before I go anyway. I'm bringing along some Motrin for the pain, but that's it. So let's pray I feel good for this trip. I'm kind of worried about working the long days and what it will do to my blood sugars, but I guess I'll just have to keep a CONSTANT eye on them.
Pray for me as I go on this trip. Pray for the people I will meet, the people in the inner city and the kids at camp. Pray that I would feel well on this trip and not get too exhausted. Pray for the team and the challenges we will come across. Just Pray!
I can't wait to tell you guys all about it when I get home.