In my quest for Giving Back in My Third Act, I vowed to pushed my limits to learn and grow and give… so this Friday I am heading to Guatemala on a mission trip with my church. And I am definitely out of my comfort zone!
I will be traveling with 16 other women, most of whom I don’t know, to a country I’ve never been, to work in a Christian orphanage that is home to over 500 children, who know very little English! We will be spending most of our time primarily with the teenage girls.
Did I mention I’ll be gone for nine days?
With no phone or wifi, text, e-mail, Facebook... Unplugged!
My church has been supporting this mission for over 15 years and I’ve always had a reason that I couldn’t go. “Not this year, maybe next!” So... here I go!
I am remembering the words of Elyn Gardner
“Trust your heart and embrace the journey.”