A word from Curt
On the Road. It’s the way we spent much of our time.
We’re often carrying money in three (sometimes four) currencies.
I’m not complaining. It’s a privilege to travel, share the Gospel with new friends, and learn from Africa.
Tomorrow (5 October 2014) we leave for an extended trip to Kenya. As always, we covet your prayers.
Below is a poem/prayer I wrote last year.
It’s about the journey.
And we’re all on one.
A Prayer for Packing
“Don’t get on the plane with any regrets.”
A veteran missionary as we prepared to leave the U.S.
Lord, we’re going on a trip To a place we’ve never been.
Help us to pack carefully.
Guide us in what to leave in
As well as what to leave out.
Fill our hearts so full of your love
That any jealousy, regret, or bitterness
Would never fit in our luggage.
Teach us to leave behind the baggage
That so easily weighs and slows us down. *
Finally Lord, help us pack the essentials.
Along with flashlights and mosquito nets,
Help us have love and patience.
Two qualities that transcend language.
Grant us listening ears and open hearts.
On this trip.
This safari** is all about You.
Go with us.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
** Safari is a Swahili word for “Journey.”
Read about Aunt Eliza’s Amazing Journey to Africa in 1920
Compare it to the 24 hour trip it is now.
Journey. Safari. Trip.
What are other words that describe a journey?