Friday, October 17, 2008

Taking the Plunge

This weekend, I am going on and Urban Plunge mission trip to Omaha with a group of students from my school. (We're leaving in just under an hour!!!) I am really excited about this weekend.
We will be spending time working with 8 or 9 different ministries which make an impact on different urban issues (i.e. the homeless, those in prison, children coming from single-parent or poor households, etc.) So it will be a very packed weekend for me. My hope is that through this trip I will learn to see things, people and issues in particular, through God's eyes. That I would be transformed and become truly passionate about the things that God is passionate about, and that my heart would be stirred. I'm excited to be out of my comfort zone, even for such a short period of time. I plan on keeping a journal of sorts for the weekend, whenever I get a chance to jot down a thing or I'll let you know how it all goes.

It is our midterm break this weekend, so we won't be back until Monday afternoon. And then Tuesday, I'm spending all day in and ESL (English as a Second Language) Kindergarten classroom in Sioux City. I am super excited about that too. I get to spend the whole day with children, and I get to glean information and teaching strategies, and maybe a few resources, from an amazing teacher.

I hope you are all blessed in whatever you have going on for the weekend. I'll update you after I get back and debrief a bit.


P.S. There is still a blog coming about the amazing and incredible Charlie the Sock Puppet. I really want to include pictures for you, but I'm having some trouble. So once that is all figured out, it will be here for your reading enjoyment.

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