I am going to Burundi in January with E3 Partners. Just signed up last night.
Need I say more?
My post-Christmas to-do-list just grew from 3 non-urgent items to 30 urgent items. Seriously.
I've decided to go on this church-planting campaign not because I have a lot of spare time on my hands; not because I FEEL like I should go; not because I have $4,000 gathering dust in a drawer, waiting to be spent; not because it's going to help me win "Mother Of The Year"; not because it's the in vogue thing to do...I'm going because I MUST go. It's urgent. There's no guilt associated with this decision. Only confidence that it's what I'm supposed to do. It's a crazy thing, these missions trips we sign up for. Long hours of travel. Challenging roads and accommodations. Sights and smells that are indescribable. But the privilege of watching God at work among His children in Africa - that's also indescribable.
So, I'm going to Burundi.
I am questioning my sanity just a tiny bit more today than when I sent in the application last night.
But that's a good thing. If I could make perfect logical sense of every single decision to be made in my life, then I really wouldn't need God. I could just live my life in a sane, sanitary, safe way. It'd be like driving a 4-door, tan Chevy sedan at 37 mph for the rest of my life. Not bad, not wrong, but, well, sort of boring. I'd rather be in the bright orange Charger with the Duke boys, taking on hell with a squirt gun and living life fully present in each moment with God.