Well, as of this weekend the plane tickets have officially been purchased! Our team has unfortunately lost some members, however we still have a strong group getting physically and mentally prepared. For myself, mentally preparing has been the hardest. Between full time school and working it has been difficult to put a great deal of focus toward the trip. This is my challenge for myself this week. I'm planning on setting time aside everyday to spend time with God specifically for what He wants me to do with this trip. There is a specific verse in Isaiah that I came across recently it's 41:10 it says, "Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!" I love it because, this trip terrifies me, simply because I have no idea what to expect, but this verse is a pleasant reminder that God is right next me...everyday, every hour, and every minute.