I went to Wales last summer for a month, and it was the best thing of my whole life. I'm not going to retell the whole story, but if you want to know a little about my trip, and what God did, you can read it here! Well this summer, I am going back to Wales for ten days on another mission trip. I'm really excited, a bit nervous, but mostly excited. I know God is going to do great things. I've been praying for a way to get back to Wales since I got on the plane to come home from London last August. And now the time is almost here. I have about two months until I will be leaving with a group of seven other people to go to Wales.
When I left Wales last summer I knew I was leaving a lot of friends behind and as my time in Llantwit Fardre came to a close I had been joking around that I wanted to shrink some of my friends small enough so I could put them in my suitcase to come home with me. But with the world of technology being what it is, I am still able to talk to them and see them, which is nice. God did great things last summer, and I am so thankful for that. He continues to show me that I will be moving to the UK after I graduate college to do mission work and somehow have a sports camp for the youth-aged kids.
But I know I have to be more practical and have a real job too. I've been working really hard to find an internship in America that will move me toward another goal of working for a soccer team, sports non-profit, or public relations agency that has sport clients. I've been really blessed to have had some of these types of internships the past year. And I think part of moving and having people trust me as an American is to be fully integrated into their society by having a job, and living in some small flat that's way over budget, and having people over for dinner to make new friends.
Anyways, back to now. My fear is that because I've been to Wales before, but to a different area than where I am going this summer, is that I am going to compare the two trips as if one was better than the other. Which they won't be. They are two separate trips with two totally different set-ups and goals. The ultimate goal is still the same- show and tell people about the love of Jesus, but last summer we did this through two major week-long events. This summer telling and showing people about Jesus is going to come from prayer walking in the city of Caernarfon, in North Wales, and just talking to people we meet, hanging out in the local pubs, and building relationships.
I know God is going to continue to show me where He wants me in the UK, and in Wales. I know God is going to continue to provide in all areas for this trip and beyond, from jobs, finances, a place to live, a new home church (Hillsong Church maybe?), and even in the small things I haven't thought about yet.
I can't wait to get on the plane to Manchester to drive across the Welsh border and feel like I'm at home again. I'm ready for #MegansWelshAdventure #Part2