so, I'm not going to NCYC which is sad, because I hear glitter, felt banners and awesomeness from 5thousand will abound. Instead, as I've been harping on for the past several weeks, I'm trading turkey for tamales this year and joining some good friends on a mission trip to Mustard Seed Communities in Nicaragua.
I can't wait to share the stories, but what I want so share now is just my profound gratitude for the prayers, affirmation and support that came from both the Hilton Head community and my friends on social media. I was quite intimidated at the prospect of raising the necessary funds for this trip, it seemed like a lot to come up with in a month. However, between twitter, Facebook and one e-mail campaign, I exceeded my goal. So many friends-- some whom I've only met in passing at conferences-- sacrificed and it's truly humbling to know that when I leave on Friday, I'm going with the support of so many.
It's rare that I'm sentimental like this, but know that this Thanksgiving, y'all have truly given me a lot to be thankful for. My prayer for all of you this week is that God is as generous to you as y'all have been to me.
See y'all in a few!