Return to Africa

Several years ago I realized that life was quickly sailing by and some of my longstanding intentions were sitting passively on the sidelines. So, after a particularly convicting message from Dave Stone at Southeast Christian Church on the second chapter of James, I decided to make a change. I started by attending the Global Health Missions conference which is held every November at SECC. To make a long story very short, I truly was urged by the Holy Spirit to do something I thought I had no heart for - take a mission trip to Africa! So, now I sit in the Detroit airport just moments away from my seventh mission trip and fifth one to Africa. I am anxious, but not nervous. I've done this before, afterall. But, each time the people are different and the circumstances are different. It is always challenging both medically and spiritually. I hope to make a few entries while there and probably some after I return. As always, I will try to be brutally honest in the hopes that my experiences can inform, inspire, or even convict those who join me in caring about these people. My mission is simply to do what God asks me to do, knowing that he has equipped me for the challenges ahead. In everything I write, I hope you can see that God is at the center of this and His purposes will be fulfilled. I am honored that He has allowed me to be a small part of His story. Now, it's time to board so I'll close by asking for your prayers in the days ahead. Peace and Blessings!

 What good is it my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead. James 2:14, 17