"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40 NIV In this Lenten time of introspection, I am reminded of these words from Jesus in Matthew’s gospel. But if you are like me, I tend to put myself in the shoes of the ones who DO for the least of these brothers. I seldom put myself in the role of the LEAST of these. Let me explain…
It all started when ... Earlier this year when Living water came and spoke to my school about living water and what y'all are all about. I've always wanted to go on a mission to trip. El Salvador with Living Water happened to be my first mission trip. When I found out my school had a chance to go I couldn't say no.
It all started when ... A friend said they needed another woman on the trip. I'd been to Honduras before so I had some experience. I was hesitant at first - the timing wasn't ideal but I felt the tug on my heart to go so I said "yes!"
It all started when ... I heard an announcement at our church regarding a staff Living Water trip and this was something I had wanted to do for quite some time and so I immediately texted the pastor who made the announcement conveying my interest. I enjoyed getting to know ... Both Nestor Cruz and Rudy were PHENOMENAL! They were incredibly skilled, patient and led us well. We felt that there wasn't even a language barrier!
It all started when ... During the summer, our church announced an informational meeting about their next trip to Guatemala with LWI. After church I told my wife, “We should go to Guatemala” and her response was, “Really???” We attended the follow up meeting that we assumed was just informational, but realized when we left that we had basically signed up to go. In the weeks before we left, I was telling people at work that I would be on vacation for a week and would not have access to email/phone/etc.