I've gotten far too comfortable in my own little world. In case you haven't noticed (and I realize there is no "you" to have noticed), I haven't been writing on this site much (read: at all).
I've gotten comfortable again.
That's all about to change. In 11 days, I'm leaving for Ecuador to have my comfy little world flipped upside down.
No more phone at my fingertips 24/7.
No more checking my email every 2 seconds.
No more Facebook every 15 minutes.
I'm going off the grid. Sure, I'll still have my computer with me and plan to blog about my experience, but I won't have constant access which will actually be kind of nice. I will, thankfully, have Skype to allow me to communicate with my family while I'm there.
So, while I won't have technological comforts, I will have lots of the right kind of comfort. I will have plenty of time with God's splendor (I hear Ecuador is beautiful) and lots of God's people.
I'm most looking forward to the time spent with the people.
My church people.
The group of people from Chattanooga that is a part of our group.
The Compassion team.
The Compassion kids.
My Compassion kid.
I'm still terribly nervous about meeting Jaleska, but at the same time I am so excited to finally see her and squeeze her and (hopefully) hug her mom. That's going to be a very special day.
And then there's the knowledge that I will be experiencing VBS with the kids at the Compassion center in Manta. I haven't been to VBS since my own childhood, so I can't wait.
This is going to be a trip of a lifetime....hopefully not the only one, but definitely the first!