Since I was parked on the couch and in bed all weekend, I was unable to be productive and do the things I wanted to do before I leave. But I did get to spend some time at home and away from my typical fast paced life.
I do have to say that my wonderful boyfriend drove from Marion to Battle Creek yesterday just to take care of me while I was sick. He did this even though we were all going back to Marion today.
Now I am all packed and ready to leave at 5:00am tomorrow. With a twelve hour flight I will have plenty of time to rest. I am also very thrilled that we will have a layover in Paris! It will only be a few hours, but I am hoping I can catch a glimpse of the city.
I wish I knew what to expect in Greece. I know the basics of our mission, but really I have no idea what our schedule will be like. I don't know what we will be doing from day to day, and the uncertainty is going to be such a good lesson for me. I need to learn how not to plan. I need to be content with following someone and letting things happen. I know it will be dangerous and foreign, but I also know that we will be protected. Our purpose is God's purpose, so why should we be afraid? There isn't a worry in my mind, and there shouldn't be.
This trip is going to change my life. I will return with new and opened eyes.
Our team is going to have some internet access, and I am told we will be able to update our team blog:
We will be working with a missions organization, International Teams, and these are some websites that give information about what we will be doing in Athens:
to 800,000 people are trafficked
across international borders (some
international organizations place
the number far higher), and the
trade is growing.
Of the people trafficked across
international borders, 70% are
female and 50% are children.
The majority of these victims are
forced into the commercial sex