e hënë, 3 mars 2008

Baja Bound

This Friday I'll be leaving for my annual pilgrimmage to the Baja. Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest highlights of my year. I look forward to this trip from the time I get back home from the last one. There's something about the people in Baja that really touch my heart deep down. Their spirits transcend simple happiness, for happiness is dictated by circumstances. As Americans, we would not typically consider their circumstances something to be "happy" about. Their spirits exude joy...I think that in the last four years or so I have learned more about the word joy from these sweet people than from any other place. Their smiles, laughter, faithfulness, and love for the Lord encourage me. I look forward to seeing my Baja brethren that I've now seen six or seven times...the bonds grow deeper with each trip.

I am particularly excited about this trip because, as I mentioned in my last post, my dad will be joining me. It's exciting to share your love for a ministry with someone who's never experienced it before. We'll be doing a lot of construction while we're there, and that's right up his alley. You'd never know I was his son by my lack of carpentry skills. I fall far short of being like Christ when it comes to woodworking. I will, however, take a stab and driving a nail or two while we're there.

Me and My Parents

I ask that you pray for our trip. Pray for our safety, but more importantly, pray that God's kingdom will grow through this work. I have no idea what God has in store with our team, but I do know that His ways are much higher than our ways (Isaiah 55: 8-9). It's fun to sit back at the end of the day and see how He has worked. Until next time...God bless.