i kind of threw everyone for a loop when i just casually mentioned i would be traveling to Haiti next week.
as in... everyone.
my own mother texted me within minutes "WHAT!? WHY don't you tell me these things?"
all day my friends were texting me asking "how did i miss this?"
i think i had mentioned it to three people.
it was a coping mechanism.
i knew it was coming but i also knew i had a very busy month and needed to get through it one thing at a time.
so craft weekend january is done and now it is time to think about going to Haiti.
i am nervous deep down. for my heart to break. for my world to be rocked again.
but i am not scared.
i am aching in my heart already because once you SEE and KNOW... you see and know.
it doesn't go away.
you can't UNSEE it.... and that is major.
so here we go.
i am going with Becky Straw and Jody Landers. (they are the two women in the video)
i have not met Becky yet but i am stoked about finally getting to meet face to face.
Jody was the team leader from the trip to Sierra Leone, Africa a few years back (so sad that it's been years)
there are a few others going along that i will meet there too.
we will be documenting stories and photos of the stove vendors that are part of The Adventure Project.
i am SO excited!!
i don't have any idea even where to begin with the emotions in my heart about it all.
i feel like i cried my way through africa.... it was a lot of crying.
and i hope i can be a little more composed on this trip.
pray for me ok?
that i will have a servant's heart and mind.
that i will see what God wants me to see... not necessarily with my eyes.
that i would listen when i need to listen and keep quiet when i should.
and that there will be no speed boats. (just kidding)
i would LOVE to reach my goal of 50 stoves sponsored in the next 7 days.
i would actually truly love to exceed my goal and i would really like your help.
i need 29 more stoves sponsored to reach my goal.
each stove is a $20 donation.
that is.... a disney dvd. a new cardi from target. ONE earring at anthro.
twenty dollars can provide so much good!
twenty nine more stoves.
i am fully aware that a stove won't change the world.
(but... will your cardi?)
i am not trying to "save the world."
i am trying to help where i can and when i can.
the leading cause of death is from breathing smoke while their mothers cook their meal?!
lets help to change this.
thank you for helping reach my goal of 50 stoves.
if you sponsor THREE stoves your name is put in with all the others who sponsored 3 stoves and we will draw one name to win a trip to Haiti!
you would get to see it all with your own eyes.
i get to help pick the winner!
wouldn't it be so rad to see that YOU won?!
but one stove is awesome.
it's super amazing.
and so much better than a cardi.
(that says a lot coming from a cardi collector....)