Friday, May 28, 2010

Group Arrived

The group arrived today. They are very nice and very helpful.

There are seniors in high school, Kelly and Melody, one sophomore in college, Amandah, and two leaders who are both parents and teachers, Emily and Karen. They are all from Massachusetts.

We had our orientation and time of listening in prayer. Many things have happened prior to this trip to make it seem as though this trip should not take place. I know in my heart, and through lots of prayer, God wants this trip to happen, even is Satan does not.

It was evident today during our time of prayer that God is at work. He spoke to each one of those girls today and most of them were even willing to share it with the group. He is going to do amazing things!

Be in prayer for guidance, strength, safety and compassion.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sheep Scissors

I got a good night sleep last night at a friends house and woke up early to drive back to the airport to find my luggage.

My orange suitcase and I were reunited at the United counter. I then met a really nice man at the visitors center who gave me a map of New Mexico.

I drove 2.5 hours to the church in Gallup where I am staying. Met the pastor, got the keys and went shopping. I got food for the group and I for the week. I also went to the T and R Market and picked up a pair of really big scissors or in other words, sheep shearers :)

I am meeting the family that has the sheep tomorrow morning and the church group comes tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I made it to Albuquerque

Driving a PT Cruser and heading to the Reservation in the morning.

Stuck in Denver

I am currently on my way to New Mexico to lead a mission trip.

I left from Atlanta, GA and had a lay over in Denver, CO. Well there was a tornado in Denver and my flight to NM was cancelled.

I am now working on finding a new flight.

Once I get to NM I have a 2.5hr drive to the Indian Reservation.

It will be interesting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Mexico

Sometimes you have a plan but it does not always match up with the plan God has for you...

A project leader had to back out from leading a trip in New Mexico so AIM (adventures in missions) asked me to go lead the mission trip. I said yes and asked what they are doing there. Oh, they are shearing sheep of course... Ummm that sounds great but what exactly is shearing sheep?

Well, for those of you who are from the city... shearing sheep is cutting off the wool of sheep. And I was told there are thousands of sheep.

The packing list requires me to have shears and well, that is just not something I own so I will have to get a pair of these really sharp scissors when I get to New Mexico.

I am leaving on Wednesday to spend a week on an Indian Reservation in New Mexico with a high school group shearing thousands of sheep with really sharp scissors.

To be honest I actually may not be strong enough to do shear sheep but it will be a great NEW experience.