”I don’t want to be in the way… so if I’m suppose to go to the Philippines I need a clear sign that my skills and education can be put to good use,” I said to Sara as we stood in line for dinner.
We sat down and started eating. Lentil soup and vegetables. We talked about the church her parents pastor and how they send teams to Guatemala and Mexico. We talked about how her father has a huge heart for Native Americans. Sara didn’t like her lentil soup and made a funny face when I asked her if she enjoyed it.
All of a sudden I got eye contact with Sean who was sitting a few tables from me in the food court. He stood up and walked over to us.
“I’m leaving tonight,” he said, “but there is a team going on Monday. I will go and make assessments to get an overview, but my biggest challenges right now are organizing all the teams coming and going and the contact with all the other organizations.”
I looked at him for a few seconds before I almost yelled: “That is what I do for living – organizing and communicating. I can totally help with that!”
“Well, then write us an email and we will get you on the team leaving on Monday.”
… So I did.
Now! As you can imagine, I will be facing many challenges there, so your prayers are greatly appreciated.
Also – I need funding to go. Anything helps. If you find in your heart to help me get to the Philippines you can give here.