it’s so exciting to know that right now as i type this there’s 7 adults from lakeshore being the arms and legs of Jesus over in mozambique. they are serving with the great people over at CRI, and it’s exciting to hear their stories and know that God is doing some life-altering things in them right now! the last 2 summers shanna and i have been able to go, and it has totally changed our perspective on God, food, healthcare, orphans & widows, complaining, and simply living in suburban america in general.
here’s 3 big reasons i’m so excited:
1. this team is ALL adults! the connect with mozambique began in a search for the best possible location for our student mission trips, and it’s exciting to see the love for the people and church of mozambique embraced by our whole community.
2. the team has a great leader. dan has gone on the last 2 trips with us, and i don’t know anyone in our church with a bigger heart and passion for the work there than him. he’s amazed me with his leadership, courage, and perseverance over the last year leading up to this trip.
3. the team is interacting with our sponsored kids face to face. our student ministry supports three individual kids in the child sponsorship program right there in the very project we’re partnering with in dondo, mozambique. i love it that they get to return with pictures and stories and interactions with our very own kids.