Mexico was not what I expected. It wasn't picture-perfect. It wasn't a big event that made me do a one-eighty.
But, it was good. It was beautiful. It was life-changing. Mexico reminded me of things I'd learned and of how much I still have to learn.
I have been struggling to share about Mexico with honesty, showing how beautiful and hard it was. As I e-mailed some friends who had also gone on missions trips, I realized I was not alone. Almost everyone who has traveled overseas experienced something completely different than they expected. I would venture to say that many people came back exhausted and filled with questions.
And that is okay!
With prayer and processing, one comes to see that God had a plan through it all and that He is making a much more beautiful picture than we could have ever made ourselves.
So I want to encourage all of you who have traveled and all of you who want to by this next series of posts. Some of my wonderful writing friends and I will be sharing about mission trips we went on that did not turn out how we had hoped. It is my hope that through each post you will be able to see that when God brings you to something, He will use you and teach you in it.
And He will bless you abundantly in it.