Journey #1.01

I had another meeting with the Sells, the missionaries with whom I’ll be serving in the Canary Islands, yesterday. I really can’t express how excited I am. However, it looks like the dates of the trip are going to be changed. I’ll probably leave the end of September instead of the end of August, and I probably won’t get back till late December. I’m really not sure yet whether or not I’ll be missing Christmas here at home, but honestly I don’t think it’ll be the end of the world if I do. Anyway, so in this meeting I learned a lot of things. It finally became clear to me that I’m not in this all on my own. Not only do I have my family and friends and the Sells supporting me, but I’m kinda sorta totally partnering with Crossworld, a missions organization with which the Sells are partnered. It’s crazy. For the first time in my life I actually feel like a missionary. I feel like I’m a part of the team. I finally feel grown up even…but more of like the little boy who has always wanted to be a fireman finally getting to try on a pair of a real fireman’s boots, and feel how heavy his is oxygen tank is, and getting to put on his hat grown up. I’m there…but I’m not there yet. Sometimes I wonder why this is such a big deal for me, or why at least I feel like it’s such a big deal for me. I mean, I’ve had friends who have gone to places for more than 12 weeks. Their trips have been a big deal. I’m just spending a semester abroad right? But it’s different. It’s perfect. Just think. I’ll be spending 12 weeks speaking spanish, serving the Lord, and living somewhere…somewhere else. I’ve many times asked God whether or not any of my dreams will come true. I’m happy to say that this trip was never one of my dreams. It was always just part of God’s plan. Even better. That means I don’t have to worry about how it’ll turn out in the end.

That’s all.

Hasta luego.


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