Sometimes I’ll be driving in the car and see a beautiful bird fly by or a cloud rainbow. I’ll be feeding cows and horses for my friends and see a doe and her fawn running in the pasture. Beautiful, gorgeous, and breathtaking moments in nature. I always want to explain what I see; I tried to a few times, but couldn’t find the words. I felt like even if I did find the words, they wouldn’t be fitting. I’ve come to realize that these moments are for me and the Father. Sweet little appointments He has set up for me. I feel like this is how my last 15 months have been. It’s been a a sweet appointment for me and the Father. Now, if you had asked me a year ago if I thought any of this was sweet, I might have punched you! It has been rough, heartbreaking; it stretched me, but through all of it, it has been beautiful. I don’t think I can explain it to you yet, but someday.

On May 7th I will pack my car up and drive to Nashville and then on May 9th I will fly out of Nashville to Quito, Ecuador. I can’t believe I just typed that, it’s finally happening! Deep breath in and deep breath out! I still have a lot of packing to do before I leave! I also have a lot of good byes and see ya later’s to say. Lots of tears will be shed, good tears.

Once I get to Quito I will stay the night and head to the jungle the next day, which will be the 10th. I will have a couple of weeks to unpack and get a little settled before teams start arriving on May 23rd! Teams last from the end of May until the beginning of August, every week, and sometimes two teams a week! I will be sooooo busy! I am very excited to go back home and love on the kids at the school and see my friends and get to work!

Here’s how you can pray for me:

My health. You know how my body loves parasites! I actually have no time to be sick!

My transition back. It’s been well over a year since I have been in Ecuador. I need prayers for finding my footing again and getting back in the swing of things.

My ministry. The next several months will be busy and I don’t want to miss anything the Lord has for me. I’ve been poured into and it’s time for me to pour out.

Thanks for reading, and loving me and praying for me! You are a blessing to me!