It was just three weeks ago that my husband and I were asked to travel with a team on a mission trip to Kenya. We knew about the trip that had been in the works for months but decided not to go. We had already committed to going back to Honduras in October and the cost of the Kenya trip was so HIGH compared to Honduras.
We definitely have intentions of serving in Africa someday, being that our God-daughter whom we sponsor through a children’s ministry lives there. However, with us working on baby step 6 in Financial Peace University and trying to get to baby step 7, we were certain we could not pay the $12,000 needed for both trips 100% debt free. For us, it has to be debt free or not at all.
We told our missions pastor it would be impossible for us to pay the entire cost for the trip and that it was such short notice. We had a week to raise the first part of the deposit money for our flight. His reply was, “Is it short notice for God?“. Of course, I believe that nothing is impossible with God. So I had my Mary, mother of Jesus moment and pretty much replied, “Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word.” That day I signed my husband and I’s name on the list of people traveling to Kenya in June.