Four movies are downloading. Two ipods are plugged in. Music is copying from a cd. Cell phone is charging. My third ipod is charging. My laptop might explode with all the activity! I’m just sitting here, writing in my new travel journal, practically twitching with excitement - and we don’t even leave until 10 pm tomorrow night.
Today has been such a crazy, crazy day. If I had a penny for every time I’ve said that this summer, I’d be totally rich by now. My family and I were SO blessed to have all the help that we did this morning. The men (and women!) of Grace really came through in some amazing ways, and we can now say that our entire house is clean and everything is loaded in a huge moving truck! I hoarded everything that I needed for the Philippines in my closet, with a big sign that said “Do NOT put on the truck!” All of that is now safely in the back of my Tracker, packed and ready to go. We had a little bit of a scare when our cat disappeared for the day and it looked like he wasn’t coming back - but thankfully the second time my mom drove over, he was waiting, inspecting the empty house and freaking out a little. The whole family is now at the Cooks’.
I’m hoping I get one last chance to blog tomorrow before we take off, probably from my ipod in the airport… I can’t even think straight right now because of nerves and excitement! All of a sudden I feel so completely inadequate - but I know that when I am weak, He is strong. I don’t remember if I already shared this verse, but I read this week that Romans 8:26 says “For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” I find that so incredibly comforting - because even as I sit here, at a loss for what to pray for as I head into tomorrow, I know that the Holy Spirit has got me covered :) He knows the souls of the people we’re going to reach, he knows the entire plan, and he’s interceding for ME. How cool is that?!?
Well, seeing as it’s late and I’ve got pretty much the biggest day ever tomorrow, I’ll say goodnight! As usual, prayers are much needed. Love to everyone, and if I don’t blog again I’ll see you all when I return (Lord willing) from MINDANAO!!! Seee yaaaaa :)