I’m presently sitting between 2 of my kids, Isbell & David, thanking God for the most fantastic family – seriously! God is indescribably amazing. In the past 1.5 weeks, i’ve been to Ethiopia, Turkey (quickie), Jordan & Israel. The best part of all of my travelling has been the fellowship i’ve had w God – such richness, depth & tantalizing closeness. Sometimes, it really helps my walk w God to get out of the daily routine, out of my comfort zone, & increase my dependence on God.
Ethiopia: fantastic time with God, the orphanage we connect with & my friends. The orphanage that we work with, over the last year, has really undertaken working w abandoned babies. This was really touching, particularly as this is so close to my heart w the “saving Moses” campaign we’re launching w worldchild. I also had the privilege of ministering in Pastor Eyob’s church in Addis & i can just summarize this by saying that my church family is now extended to include this church. My time in Ethiopia has been rich in fellowship with not only family & friends but most importantly a rich depth with the Holy Spirit. i can’t even begin to describe how completely riveting / captiving the Holy Spirit is to me, particularly during my time in Ethiopia.
Israel: i joined the group trip w mom & had a great time getting to know some new people, reconnect w some old friends, share about God & see some cool places / ruins. We visited Petra (in Jordan), Masada (in Israel), drove by the dead sea & then onto Jerusalem. The group trip is going well & the travellers seem to be experiencing God in many different rich ways by being in many places discussed in the Bible.
Travelling: i’ve been in lots of airports & on lots of airplanes – all total, in 10 days, i’ve been on no less than 10 planes & spent well over 100 hours on planes & in airports, to include 1 lost & now found blackberry.
if you’d like to check out some pics, pop over to my facebook & you can see some cool friends, places & experiences
Again, the best part of the last 1.5 wks has been the rich & deep fellowship w the Holy Spirit – the treasure of my life!