Thursday, August 12, 2010

back in the US

hey all. i've made it back to the States from my trip to @fghanistan. i had planned to try to report in daily on the things we were doing on our trip but given the tragedy that took place within the NGO (non-governmental organization) community in @fghanistan last week, i decided to discontinue my updates until i got home. i did this partially for security and partially so i'd just have more time to reflect on what i'm comfortable sharing and what i'm not comfortable sharing...

i still haven't really began to decompress everything from my trip yet, but i can say that overall, it was really wonderful. i do not remember a time when i felt prayer and God's provision in such a real way. it was a blessing to see friends and staff from our afghan office again. also, God definitely pulled together the right people for our team. i'm so glad that our team was able to be there together to pray alongside our brothers and sisters in @fghanistan while they were struggling to process everything that happened. despite the security concerns, i felt very safe and comfortable during my trip which i really think shows God's protection and provision!

i still feel quite groggy from the jet lag but did get a full night sleep last night (from 9:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.) so that definitely helps. thanks for those of you who thought of and prayed for me and my team while we were gone!! it meant so much! however, please don't forget to continue to pray for the hundreds of other people who have committed their lives to serving the hurting people of @fghanistan on a full time basis. please pray for the community of NGO workers to have healing and to be able to grieve the loss of their friends. please also pray for the people who were responsible for these tragic acts.