This all began the morning I posted Three Truths to Make You Bold. I was having trouble sleeping; so, I grabbed my iPad and began reading through my email. One in particular caught my attention and as I read through it I heard the Lord whisper to my heart, “Are you going to be bold or just write about it?”
I rolled over, said a quiet prayer, and caught another hour of sleep. Later as I got busy with my day that question just kept tumbling around in my head. I’m really not a risk taker. I am not bold. But it couldn’t hurt to get a little more information….
An email. A prayer. Another email. Another prayer. A phone call. More prayer and talks with Rev. . .
Somewhere in the midst of all of that my goose bumps and nausea turned to excitement, and I knew that God was giving my hesitation – boldness.
Are you ready?
I am going to Bolivia.
This Midwest girl who hasn’t left the country since college is going to join a group of bloggers and representatives from World Vision and travel to Cochabamba, Bolivia, the end of July.
Where is that you ask? I did. If you want to know a little more check out: The U.S. State Department – Bolivia and World Vision – Bolivia.
However, all of that information won’t tell you about the wonderful people we are going to meet or the details of the difference World Vision is able to make in the life of an individual child.
That pleasure will be given to those of us who are going to see things for ourselves. Let me introduce you to the great team of bloggers going on the trip.
- Nish Weiseth at: A Deeper Story. and
- Joy Bennett at: Joy in this Journey and A Deeper Story.
- Rachel Held Evans at: Rachel Held Evans.
- Chad Holtz at: Dancing on Saturday.
- Elizabeth Esther at: Elizabeth Esther.
- Matthew Paul Turner at: Jesus Needs New PR.
- Amy Conner at: Amy Conner Photography and Amy Conner Photographer.
- Jana Melpolder and Matthew Paul Turner at: Belief Net.
- Lindsey Talerico-Hedren at: World Vision Blog.
- I will be posting here and at: 5 Minutes for Mom.
- Michael Bianchi and Carla Swanson Gawthrop represent World Vision.
Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to make our preparations to leave. Would you also ask the Lord to continue to make me bold?
I am not bold. At least I never used to be. My weakness. God’s strength.
Who knows maybe bold will become my new way of life.