"Faith is taking the first step even when you do
not see the whole staircase."
-Martin Luther King-
My post today includes a personal request. Today, I reach out to all of you and ask for your thoughts and prayers for my husband Mark, as he embarks on what will most likely be the greatest leap of faith he has ever faced. On Monday of this week, he left for a mission trip to Haiti. His trip involves bringing clean water to the tent cities, spending time with the gravely ill in a wound clinic, as well as caring for orphans in some of the poorest neighborhoods. I have no doubt that he will see things that will change his view of the world forever.
I often wondered if people who go on these trips have a natural desire to get completely outside of their comfort zone... that is until my husband decided, at the last minute, to fill the final spot on the mission team. My husband is not a spur of the moment type of guy, yet he went anyway. He is not someone who looks for the next adventure, yet he went anyway. He had a hundred reasons why the timing would be bad, yet he went anyway.
I am not sure he will ever be able to explain how he knew that he was meant to go on this mission. I suppose if he had too much time to think about it, he may have decided to take a pass. Instead, he took a leap of faith.
The one thing I do know is that personal growth opportunities do not happen when we are filled with answers. They actually come when we are filled with questions; most of which will be left unanswered until a later time in which we can look back and say, "I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for this experience."
Thanks for your support!