Plans are slowly, but surely coming together for the team that I am leading to Peru in December.
It's still so crazy to me that God is continuing to open doors for this amazing opportunity. And that I get to lead a group of friends and acquaintances to a place that I have come to love so dearly. And actually, we're not only going to the boys' home that I've been to twice before, but also to another one - near Machu Picchu. The last time I was in Peru, I promised myself that the next time I came back, I would go see the Incan ruins. I have Incan blood in my Peruvian lineage, so I've always felt a pull to visit the once-home of ancestors (pretty crazy cool, huh?)
Amidst all the exciting plans and team meetings and organizing, it's been a bit overwhelming - in an almost weird way, though, because I KNOW what I'm looking forward to and I KNOW that I am going to see my boys again, but at the same time, leading a team outside of the country, to a place that only a few of us have been to before, and being in charge of all the little details, etc. is kind of scary. It's out of my comfort zone! I am not a natural born leader. I'm the type of person who will lead if a situation calls for it. But I'm not the first one who would raise my hand in a crowd and be like 'Yeah, so this is what we're going to do'. I'm the one standing behind that leader, encouraging the rest of the group to go along with the plan.
Little by little, though, throughout the process of getting organized for this team, God has really been teaching me a lot about leadership, and honing the skills that I do have, and using them to benefit this time and this season of my life. It's been a definite humbling journey, and I know it will only continue to be.
December can't come soon enough. My goodness. I can't wait to get back to these sweet faces.
If you would like to know more about the trip and are interested in supporting the team, please check out our GoFundMe account!