On Friday a group of 11 of us are traveling 2,000 kilometers north to Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation!
We are going to encourage the community with which Paul and friends have been building relationship for ten years and bringing a truck filled with donations. And for five days we will run a camp for the children of the community.
It is my first trip there--it feels like a huge adventure.
My friend Susan is going too, with her daughter Christy and one of her granddaughters, Eliana.
Our 15 year old granddaughter, Tori, is going. And her sister Tippy, the artist, who went in 2012, but isn't going this time, painted a picture to be presented to Chief Connie Gray-McKay. I picked it up from the framing store today and now have to find a way to pack it very carefully for the journey. I bought lots of bubble wrap!
Our team came together in July for planning meetings, and simply placed our gifts together. It was amazing watching what happened when we did that. From a group of people sitting around a table feeling inadequate and unsure, we formed one beating heart, one body with many parts, all necessary, and none in competition with the others.
I really can't wait to see what God is going to do in and through us. Meanwhile, if you are a praying person, please go with us in prayer. Early this morning Paul will be picking up a truck and stopping along the way at the Daily Bread Food Bank, which has some skids of food to send north, then the 24 foot truck will be packed with all the boxes of donations that have been packed over the past couple of months and are in a storage unit. Please pray that no one injures body parts in the process.
Susan still has to finish tasks at work on Thursday. Please pray that all goes well for her. She has packing and preparing to do and a humanly speaking impossible amount of time to do it in.
I'm glad we believe in miracles and I'm glad you're all coming along too!