Well, for those who don't know, I will be going on a mission trip to Haiti with a group from my church. We leave early on Feb. 1 and get back really late on Feb. 6.
Yes, this is WAY outside my comfort zone, and I am nervous.
Yes, I am VERY excited about it. I know that I'll learn a lot from this.
I have been talking about going to the House of Hope, an orphanage my church has helped to build in Haiti, for the last two or three years. Someone I know stepped up and volunteered to sponsor me to go on the trip, covering my travel and housing expenses. I was shocked. But I am very grateful for the sponsorship. Without that, I couldn't afford to go.
Now, I'm working on the details - what I need to pack, getting immunization shots next week, keeping my mother calm, making sure my work at the newspaper is covered...
Oh - and I'm planning to write some stories for the newspaper while I'm there. That will be fun, I think.
I also plan to talk about my experiences on this blog - the good, the bad and the ugly. :-) So stay tuned.
Some information about the House of Hope can be found here: