Well, by the time you read this I should be in the air on the way to Nicaragua for a week long mission trip with my amazing church, Seacoast! I am so excited for this opportunity and it is even more exciting because my 15 year old punk is coming with me! God is so, so good!
So, I thought in honor of my trip I'd have a mission trip focus for this five for Friday! Enjoy!
Why a mission trip? Well, because God calls us to do that! Actually many religions believe in mission work, not just Christians.
This is a great blogpost about Missionaries from the Socratic Project.
and tells more about that but the definition of a missionary is
This time around we are venturing to Nicaragua!
We fly into Managua and drive 2.5 hours to Matagalpa.
Why Nicaragua? It's the second poorest country in Latin America followed only by Haiti. I visited there last year. Our church actually does about 30 mission trips a year all over the world. It's a pretty awesome thing to be part of church with this kind of heart for serving.
Important stuff...bug repellent! :) Nicaragua requires a few vaccines. Malaria, Typhoid and Hepatitis A and a tetanus shot. Beyond that our greta travel Dr. always prescribes a round of Cipro in case of a run in with bad water. The other highly recommended product to take with is Ultrathon
This is the Bomb-diggity for bug control!
Not a must but these babies suer do make walking around a whole lot easier! Feet breath, shoes don't rub and darn they are cute! Yes, they are crazy expensive but I'll tell you that I have had mine for 9 years and I LOVE them! Super comfy and worth every penny!
Chacos make me smile!
And last but not least...this amazing crew! This is the fabulous team that I am venturing out with!
We are Moms, Dads, Teenagers, Teachers, Pastors, Worship Leaders, Students, Salespeople, and Office Personnel.
Just regular people who listened when God called. We covet your prayers!
Stay tuned for a post about my experiences when I get back.
Now hop back over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and see what else is happening around the planet on this fine Friday!