A Ziploc for Everything and Everything in Its Ziploc

Note: This is the second in a series of posts about my missions adventure in Uganda in the spring of 2018. Click here to read the first post.

I am almost finished packing for Uganda, and I will board a plane in Chicago on Thursday. I can hardly believe this is actually happening!

God in the Details

My mom and I have been working hard at making sure I have everything I need to take on this trip: sturdy shoes, sunscreen, anti-malaria pills, protein bars. One of my favorite parts of the packing process is categorizing items into Ziploc bags—it keeps everything separate, organized, and easily accessible.

On Saturday morning, my teammates from Michigan and I met for our “packing party,” when we packed up all of the donations we had received into ministry bags and piled them in the church office, ready for our departure.

God has been faithful in the details of our preparation. He put together a team of people from two different states and many different backgrounds. He provided funding for our trip and donations for the ministry through the abundant generosity of many friends and strangers. He even gave me a seat next to my teammates on the airplanes, even though my tickets were purchased a couple of weeks later than theirs.

Mission: Encouragement

I eagerly anticipate seeing what God has planned for my team and me in Uganda. One verse driving our group is Isaiah 35:3, “Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble” (ESV). I pray that we will take every opportunity to encourage and build up the people we encounter on our journey.