Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Moldova Countdown...

Our Moldova Team 2011 is in the final day of preparation for departure from our homes, families, city, state and nation.  Travel days are Friday and Saturday.  Some of us will depart at 3AM on Friday, have long hours in airports then we will all board Air Moldova together on Sat. afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany for the last leg of our trip to Moldova.  This will be my 7th early August trip.  Memories of precious faces are stirring within me and my heart is ready to spend time with friends I have come to know and love.
Spending time with girls we sponsor - anxious to see them again in a few days.
This evening as I pondered the hours I've spent in preparation, I realized that none of those hours have yet been used to bring anyone closer to a relationship with the Lord.  Have those hours been wasted?  Has it been in futility that I have fashioned schedules, activities and lessons?

My prayer this evening is that all those hours of preparation will be the foundation from which I and our team can be freed to shine God's light and truth.  Our schedule may be implemented upon our arrival at the camp in Moldova or God may allow it to be brushed aside in order for a different plan of His to unfold.  We have been taking seriously the privilege of this opportunity.  Our preparation provides a framework giving us some security that we have things to share.  But more importantly, the memory bank in our hearts and minds will be the reservoir from which His love and truth can flow so that relationships with Him can be birthed and brought to greater maturity.

We're all excited.  Pray with us and for us as we go with trust and confidence in one worthy of being made known.

1 comment:

Marge B. said...

Dear Lee,

I am hoping when you receive this comment, you will be able to 'open' this old chorus entitled, 'BIND US TOGETHER'. As I was praying for the Team the other day, it came to my mind. But if not, the lyrics are:

Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together with cords that
cannot be broken.

Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together with love.

There is only one God.
There is only one King.
There is only one body.
That is why we can sing.

Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together with cords
that cannot be broken.

Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together with love.

Thank-you for sharing your Sunday with us. What an amazing- worshipful Sunday morning you experienced...God's provision to encourage & energize you with His presence to go forth this week.

I was glad to hear of the connections you were able to make with your 'girls'. Cute pictures! Praising God for welcoming friends, beautiful weather, delicious-hearty meals, health & restful sleep.

I'm trusting your dependence on God, will draw you closer to Him and each other.

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 15:5,6

Praising God for all He has in store for you,