I can't believe the time has come! Lacey and I leave tomorrow for Rwanda and Kenya! Ahhhhh!! Please bear with me as I'm a bit scatterbrained right now. I'm finishing up the last of my preparations for the trip. Bags are nearly packed. My mom is here to help my husband care for the kids, which is especially necessary since Mike had to have emergency surgery to repair a hernia on Thursday. The kids don't seem too concerned that I'm leaving. I hope they'll be just fine while I'm away, though my heart already aches when I think about leaving them.
Sunday after church I was covered in prayer by my Evangelist and one of our Priests. They prayed especially that there would be an entourage of angels with us. I am holding fast to this prayer.
I want to take time once again to thank each and every one of you. Each of you has contributed in a very special way through prayer, support, financial gifts and donations for our auction. Everything you have done has not only helped us to achieve our goal of going on this mission trip, but you have also built up our spirits and brought tangible proof of God's love and desires for us.
Today I especially remember a wonderful family who has gone above and beyond. I want them to know that I will be bringing them with me in spirit as I take along a little token that was given to me just less than five years ago. Little wings will remind me to believe. Sending you much love!
I will be bringing along a journal to jot down (well, probably write extensively) the experiences that we have in Africa. Should we have access to WiFi, I will do my best to pop in to the blog and make an update. Some of you have been signed up for emails from Home of Hope so that you can keep tabs on our progress and travels. We'll take lots of photos and we look forward to sharing them with you all!
Thank you once again and please continue to keep us in prayer.
We are Lacey Klassen and Michelle Maisonville; two Christian mothers privileged to go to Rwanda and Kenya with Home of Hope from April 30-May 15, 2013. We've had an amazing experience and are happy to share it with all of you! For more information on all of the good Home of Hope is doing, please visit http://www.homeofhope.ca. Thank you so much for all of your support!
Lacey and Michelle