Ellen Wightman: Wow. It’s hard to believe that in 24 hours we will all be gathered at the airport. And God willing, after that, we’ll be pulling into the Emmanuel Ministries driveway. I have been looking forward to this trip ever since I head it was a possibility (as I’m sure the rest of the team was too), and now that it’s finally here I think I might burst with excitement.
With emails shooting back and forth between the team members, we are finally getting the last details intact before we leave. Speaking on the Wightman’s behalf, I know we are still doing last minute packing and scrambling around the house to fill our suitcases. It’s easy to worry about the details and wonder if you’ll have enough clothes to last you the week, but I have to keep reminding myself that it’s all in God’s hands and He’s ultimately in control.
A few things I’m personally excited about is our planned “theme nights” for the kids. Our team decided to do an “Olympic Night” and “Water Night” with the kids. I can’t wait to be there with the kids and interact with them.
We won’t only be helping with the kids, but also be working on electrical, computer cables, and of course anything other jobs Emmanuel Ministries requires of us.
My prayer is that we will all be a light and encouragement to the kids and staff at Emmanuel Ministries, as well as others on the team. It would be easy to go to Juarez, go through the motions, and not have out hearts set on serving. I’m looking forward to having a fun time, but most importantly to see how God can speak to me and use me during this week.
If you would please pray that our hearts would be set on Christ and that we are willing to do whatever God wants us to do while we’re away.
Also, if you could pray for safety, that would be appreciated.
In God’s loving grasp,
–Ellen Wightman for the entire Naperville Mexico Team