But as I step off the plane, I feel invigorated and excited. The amazing smells of Rwanda hit me as I step onto the tarmac; sweet, musty and tropical with the aroma of burning charcoal. The feeling I get here is too hard to express. I can’t explain what it feels like to be right at the center of God’s will for your life. I know this is exactly where I am supposed to be at this very moment in time. In a couple weeks I will be back with my awesome family and doing God’s will there also, but for now I am here.
My mixed emotions about this trip are hard to put into words. The lead up to this trip was very different and much more difficult than in the past. There were many prayers and a lot of tears. Heather and I don’t claim to know how to fix the problem with trafficking in Rwanda, but we are willing to try. Our only goal is and always will be, to think in the best interest of the women we are trying to help. The program is complex and culturally different than anything we have in the United States. So this is where we let God take over, He knows exactly what is supposed to happen. It is not up to us.
Since this road was longer and harder this time I really wondered if I was still on the right path. I never once thought this would be an easy road but I surely didn’t think that it would always be an uphill battle. So here we are in Rwanda, waiting for guidance from God, more clear now that I'm on the right path.
“God, Please be with us as we try to do your will in this small yet amazing country, through your churches, that you have raised up. We are here and are completely open to what you have for us. I trust you with all of my soul and pray for safety and direction. Amen”