I am getting ready for the mission trip next week and am trying to get things organized in my head if not quite packed yet. At least I am thinking about it! I do have all my card making stuff packed up—I am doing a craft with the Big Brothers Big Sisters there (I think!!!) so I organized a ton of materials so that we can make some pretty cards!! The rest of the packing is just clothes and it won’t be anything fancy since it is a work week!!! Pretty easy compared to my usual quandary over what to pack!
Hopefully I can spend some time today reading up a little bit on the Lakota people before our trek out there on Sunday morning. The organization that we will be working with is the Tree of Life Ministries and it is sponsored by the Volunteers in Mission for the UM Church. They have had a presence here for a long time so they have a pretty organized structure going on and that is a good thing. If you are interested in seeing more about the ministry the website offers some insight.
I will be taking pictures and blogging but most likely will not be able to post until I get back on the 7th or later since I am not taking my laptop along. I don’t need to be distracted when I am there to work, right??? I will be able to get email on my phone, etc. but not sure what the coverage will be there either—I really do not have any idea but I will adapt to whatever the situation is.
Please cover our team in prayer–we have 13 going from our church alone but I think there are 25 or so total going this week or at least for various parts of it. It should be a great time of learning and work and hopefully growth!!! Can’t wait to share it all with you!!!