Honduras. Tomorrow. OHMYGOSH

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Lilly and I leave with our team from church tomorrow for Honduras.  Tomorrow.  Honduras.  I’m having a little bit of a hard time wrapping my head around it.  I’m scared, I’m nervous, I’m excited, I’m scared.  I like being home.  I like showering twice a day.  I like going to bed early in my own bed with my own pillow.  I like being by myself.  What was I thinking signing up for this trip to another country with lots of people I barely know that I will be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with for seven days.  SEVEN DAYS.  Actually its 8 days and seven nights.  Oh my gosh now I’m totally freaking myself out.  AND I’m taking my 11 year old daughter, who might just be a little bit on the high maintenance side and eats NOTHING but peanut butter.  Oh sweet baby Jesus what was I thinking.

Each year my church, Lake Forest, holds a missions trip info meeting.  I have gone the past 6 years.  I usually sit in the back, don’t ask any questions, grab an application and run out the door before anyone can ask me which trip I’m interested in.  I would go home, study the application, leave it on my desk for a few weeks until finally I would surrender to the fact that there was no way I could make the trip.  The application would once again makes its way to the recycling bin.

Until this year.  This year I have turned into a sponge.  Wanting and craving new experiences.  Wanting to see new places.  Wanting to soak up every little new experience I can get my hands on.  Is this what happens when you turn 40!?!  I’ve traveled more in the past 5 months than I have in the past five years combined.  I have been to Dallas, Connecticut, NEW YORK CITY, Wisconsin, Isle of Palms SC, Tennessee, and Virginia.  And tomorrow Honduras.  This is a lot for a homebody introvert like me.

And I saw this…

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and this….

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If I wasn’t scared I would totally go on a mission trip with church.  If I was strong I would totally go.  If I could do something outside my box, outside my comfort zone I would totally go.  If I was brave I would totally go.  So I started praying.  and praying and praying and praying.  I’m a little braver and a little stronger than I realized.  I turned in that application.  I had a yard sale and sold a TON of stuff.  We raised $5.00 over the exact amount we needed for the trip.  Thank you so much to those of you that have donated and encouraged and prayed.  Thank you for helping Lilly and I make this trip.

angela statzer

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Please say a prayer for the beautiful children of Honduras.  Please say a prayer for our team as we travel to spend some time with them.

xoxoxo Angela and Lilly

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6 Responses to Honduras. Tomorrow. OHMYGOSH

  1. heather m July 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Oh WOW!!! I’m excited for you guys!! Go get ‘em girls!!! I’ll be praying for y’all!
    Here’s a couple more verses for you: Psalm 84:5: Blessed are those whose strength is in you…. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “…the joy of the Lord is my strength.”………..
    Actually this whole devotional on Crosswalk was awesome this morning and maybe speaks to your upcoming adventure!! I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore Toto…..
    http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/girlfriends/girlfriends-in-god-july-18-2014.html

    • angela July 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks Heather! Going to go check it out now!!!
      lots of love!!!
      Angela

  2. Laura July 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Praying for you that He will do “immeasurably more than (you) can ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)! Hugs to you!

    • angela July 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you friend! and hugs to you too!
      xoxox
      Angela

  3. Cally July 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    I am so excited for you guys!! You are amazing and inspire me. Sending love and prayers your way. :)

  4. missing you and praying for you all. you world changer, you! xoxox…

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