"Are you ready?" I sit and look at my calender, where "TO GHANA!" dominates any other tiny notation I have made. Yes, I have gotten all immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, DEET bug spray, and skirts to wear. Yes, all travel arrangements are set. I am indeed physically prepared to gather my things and translocate from here to Ghana. Am I, however, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually prepared?....unsure.
I won't go on anymore; I am truely not a blogger. After the time I have spent in the hospital writing notes, I wonder why I am incapable of typing a paragraph with any regard for grammar: Patient in no acute distress. Not tolerating PO intake. Will discuss with team. Are those sentences? Unsure. I decided to put myself through the misery of challenging my typing abilities so that I can have a means to share how God is working in Africa. Please tolerate my attempts to "blog" so that I can tell of God's greatness in Ghana. In John Piper's Let The Nations be Glad, he opens with these lines
"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is the ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate not man.When this age is over and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the the throneof God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever."
I have to admit, I have not yet finished the book, but Piper demonstrates that worship is the driving force of missions. I say this because I do not want the following posts to bring any light to myself nor the physical work that we are doing. Let us use them to praise God for the work he is using us to accomplish in Ghana.
Finally, please pray for us. We set out on Saturday, fly to Amsterdam then Accra. We stay in a guest house there overnight, then a local flight to Tamale and a bus to Nalerigu. We ask for prayers for safety along the way as well as prayer for the hearts of the people we will encounter.