Friday, March 21, 2008

Packin' Up and Rarin' to Go

Fuel New Orleans Trip Dates: March 24-30

Fuel's New Orleans Team,
L-R: Kenny, PJ, Adam, Justin, Christina, Scott, Dani, Kirsten, Phil, Jeanna, Holli, Kara, Liz, Beth, Charlene, Jeff (and Becky, not pictured, she was still working hard somewhere in South America - we can't remember if it was Argentina or Peru - when this picture was taken. Just kidding, Justin... ;)
We just got our itinerary last night, and we are so excited for what God is going to do in us and through us in the coming week.

Right now, the plan is to spend every day (8 am - 4 pm) working on community projects - from construction to computer set-up for a school - yay IT guys! - and our evenings working with the young adult ministry at Celebration Church, who we're partnering with while we're there.

However, even though we have a plan at the moment, our motto for this trip is: "stay flexible". While those of us who keep desk calendars (and Outlook reminders and Google calendars and... I mean, what? I'm totally flexible,) may get uncomfortable at the thought of not having a set plan, we know that God is in charge, and our plans don't always match up to His.

We want to be available for whatever ministry comes our way, stay gracious in the face of changing plans or unmet expectations, and to keep our minds and hearts open for what He would like to teach us through this trip and how we can give back to Him.

Everyone on the team is so excited for this opportunity, and THANK YOU for your support. Whether you're supporting us financially, through prayer, or by telling your friends and family, we couldn't do this without you.

Monday is take-off - 6:45 am at John Wayne Airport! Please pray for us as we travel (we'll need caffeine...) and check back for more updates...

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