As many of you already know, I will be taking a trip to Nicaragua in ONE week! As I prepare for my trip a mix of emotions come to mind. I am excited and nervous at the same time, but overall feeling completely honored and blessed to be given this incredible opportunity. I know that I was called by God to be a part of this trip, for a reason only He knows. When I went to sign up for this trip, there was only one spot left… and I knew it was for me.
Back in August of 2010, I ran my very first 5k run for Liquid Church’s “Dirty Water Walk & Run”. I knew how passionate I felt about this clean water cause and needed to get involved. The picture below shows me the morning of the race. I like this picture because it shows me with a bottle of clean water. Something we take for granted. Something so simple, that so many people in the world lack access too.
When I got to the race and was doing some stretches before the race began, a local reporter from the Daily Record approached me. She asked me why I chose to participate in this race and what it meant to me. I could only find an online clip of the article now, somewhere up in my attack is the actual hard copy from the paper. Looking back now, it was almost as if it was meant to be that way, a foreshadow of 5 years down the line when I would be going on a trip for this exact cause.
As I prepare for my trip, gather all the needed supplies, get my travel vaccinations and start my malaria pills, I can’t help but think back and smile. Here is a picture of my husband and I at the Clean water 5k last year, still not knowing that a month later I would be signed up to actually go the following August. It gets me emotional just thinking how awesome it is to actually get this chance now.
I will be traveling with a team of 7 members from Liquid Church partnering with the organization, Living Water International. We will be leaving Saturday, August 8 and will return a week later on August 15th. I know that our team is going to make a big impact during that week and I look forward to coming back to tell you all about it!
We will be taking turns between going to the drill site and teaching proper hygiene techniques to the villagers. The goal we are praying for is to be able to build a new water well to provide CLEAN DRINKING WATER to a village an hour outside of Managua, Nicaragua. If we are successful, the well will be dedicated to the people of the community demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for our team, that we will be able to accomplish our goal of successfully breaking through the tough rock to obtain clean drinking water [not all teams are successful the first time around]. Prayer that we will glorify His name in the process and spread His love by teaching, laughing, playing and doing crafts with the children. You can also follow our team by following “Liquidwater.com” on Facebook. They will be posting throughout the week so you can keep track of our progress! Thank you all for your amazing support, prayers and donations to my trip. I am so grateful for your kindness.
“A cup of water in Jesus’s name”
John 4: 10-14