Tomorrow night we leave for Africa!
Needless to say, we are very excited. I wanted to post a great video of Camp Langano before we head out in case anyone is interested to see where we will be going. We will fly into Addis Ababa, the capital, and stay there for a couple of days before making the 4-hour bus trip out to camp. While in Addis, we’ve been told we will get to see some local Sports Friends programming, visit an orphanage, and go to international church on Sunday before heading out to camp. We also visited an orphanage in Guatemala, so this will be the second international orphanage we’ve been to this summer. I’m really looking forward to this unexpected part of our trip and will be interested to compare the two.
If you’d like to be praying for us while we’re gone, here are some prayer requests:
-Pray that we are able to share God’s love with the kids at camp despite language barriers. This is the first trip TJ and I have been on where neither of us speaks the language and we’re a tad bit nervous about it.
-Pray that all the kids at camp have a truly life-changing experience and either form or build upon a lasting relationship with Christ.
-Pray for safe, peaceful travel for TJ and me. I am a little anxious about the long flights (Charlotte -> Chicago -> Frankfurt -> Addis). Also, please pray that we would both be able to get some real sleep during some portion of the plane rides. And if you want to get really crazy, pray for a window seat for me!
-Pray for health for us and our team (a Sports Friends church partner group from New York) throughout the trip.
-Pray that we would build some lasting relationships with our team members and with the Sports Friends staff in Ethiopia. Pray that our visit would be an encouragement to the Ethiopian staff.
-Pray that our hearts are open and ready for whatever God has for us or wants to teach us during this trip.
Thanks, y’all! I can’t wait to share pictures and stories when we return!