Preparations

Thursday, 12 February 2015 | 23:18

As those who have been around me for the last eight years know, God has tugged me towards missions. Specifically, using my engineering background to be a missionary. Until 2006, I didn’t even know it was a combination that existed. The 2006 Urbana student missions conference changed that perception, and by 2009, when I went for the second time, I knew that missions was to what I was called. It’s even why I ended up choosing industrial engineering as my major, believe it or not.

Fast forward to 2015. I finally have the opportunity to put my plan into action: use my vacation time for short-term work work as I figure out where I can best fit in as a missionary before transitioning to full-time missionary. In less than two weeks, I’ll be headed to Uganda with my denomination (the OPC) for a month, working with the missionaries in the Karamoja region. To say that I’m looking forward to it is an understatement. :)

There remains much packing and gathering/finishing a few things (amazing how deadlines can push deferred projects to the front, like sewing a couple of pairs of pants and shorts) as the time draws near. For a while, it seemed a ways off, but then, all of a sudden in January, it switched to “oh, wow, that’s soon!”. Always something to keep me out of trouble, right?

I’ll use this blog to keep y’all apprised of my progress. You’re welcome to follow along! Also, if you want to receive e-mails with specific prayer requests, use the contact form and I’ll add you to my list.