I have this countdown ticker app on my phone. It's counting down the days until we go to Africa for me. People would ask and I could never remember how long- so the app is my friend. :) As I type this we have 45 days 3 hours 11 minutes and 48 seconds until we leave for Africa on May 3rd. But who's counting anyway?
From the time we got the call until now (and probably until we board the plane) there has been a lot of ups and downs. We've known great joys during this period and experienced personal heart break. We know God is preparing us for Africa as well as for whatever lies ahead of us. If it brings Him glory it was well worth it!
Want to hear some crazy amazing stuff? Okay, WE ARE FULLY FUNDED. God is so good. Time is running short on this wonderful adventure that God has been preparing for us. We wanted to share with you all the wonderful news of the work that God has been doing. We have reached our needed goal that was set for us in the beginning of this trip!
So for now we're just preparing for the trip! Here's a few pictures of that! So fun! Okay, maybe not the shot for Kendall!
|Speaking at our church about our trip!|
|Yellow fever shot!|
|Wedding bands for Africa.|
|Supplies for the trip!|
|Same supplies just a little more organized!|
|One of our awesome students made us this! Isn't it beautiful?|
|Running! Joe and I have both been running to train for the trip!|
|Our bags ready to be packed!|
|Kendall loves hers! Can you tell?|
We praise God for His faithfulness in confirming our call and showing us that with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26. We are super excited and have been praying for this opportunity to serve the Lord. We know that God has worked and touched you and the lives that you are living in partnering with us in prayer/giving. Eternity is going to be affected by this generosity that has been shown by you all. We want you to know, there have been tears of joy throughout this process and that without God and you, we wouldn’t be where we need to be. A special thanks to you all in sincere gratitude from our family to yours.
We are going to have a commissioning service on April 13th at 6:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church. This is a time of prayer and vision about this trip. Please join us! We would love for you to come!
In His Amazing Love,
The Hennis Family