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GO!Hi again! Last time I talked about our team meetings and how they calmed my nerves. In this blog post, I would like to inform you that I’m leaving for India in TWO DAYS. Guess what? The nerves are back again. Right when I thought I was in the clear, Satan threw me a curve ball. I’m currently writing this, not having been able to eat much today. The closer the date gets, the more it hits me that I’m traveling across the world to a country nothing like the one I reside in.

You know what, though? My biggest fear is the whole thought of travel. This whole time I fooled myself into believing I was freaking out about the new foods and different environment I’m going to experience. If I’m quite honest with you, I may think I’m slightly claustrophobic. How do you think I feel sitting in a plane for 20+ hours? Exactly. My longest flight (that I can remember, at least) was 4 and a half hours. I’d like to tell you that I’m set with watching movies and listening to music for a whole day on a plane, but I’d be bending the truth. I’m glad I found my own coping method that could easily work for the majority of you: Dramamine. I will be able to catch up on some much needed sleep AND alleviate my nausea, all while traveling 8,141 miles! You can call me the “pro multi-tasker”.

To tell you the truth, I think I’m worrying way more than I should. When I get the chance to look back on these last few days before the trip, they will look incredibly minuscule to the wonders that God will work in my life. It’s like going in to get a tetanus shot. The anticipation is more scarring than the actual procedure. From this worry and anxiousness will come trust in my Creator. Once I am in India, I will be too focused on how Christ is moving around me to realize that I have another flight home. My mind cannot even wrap around the idea that I will be changing lives, mine included, half-way across the world.

Two more days and I will be in the Lord’s full control. One of the veterans on the team mentioned that on this trip there will be many times where I am either hungry, angry, lonely, tired or spiritually empty – I will simply have nothing left and will really need God to intervene. What I look forward to the most is how God is going to transform me in those times of complete surrender to Him. I’m thrilled to have you all on this adventure with me, even if it’s via the internet. Next time you hear from me, I will be writing on new grounds. See you then!

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