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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Edge Of All Light

I'm packed and ready to leave tomorrow for two weeks in San Diego and Mexico. I don't expect to have Internet access so this will probably be my last post for awhile. We will spend the first and last two nights of those two weeks with my nephew in San Diego. The rest of the time will be in Mexico.
We are going to serve as cooks for the Orphans For Jesus project associated with the Shining Light Children's Home in Tecate, Mexico. Every January, and again in February, teams of about sixty young people go to Mexico to do work projects in various children's and old folks homes. We will be staying in little cabins at a campground in Mexico.
We will start early in the morning to cook breakfast before the young people go out to start working. We will provide a packed lunch for them to take along and then have supper ready when they return from their work days. In between, when we are not cooking, we will be doing laundry for them. I don't expect there will be much idle time. We may have to come home to rest. 
My sister and her husband have cooked for this group before. Being the only one of the three couples going to cook, she has worked out menus and made the shopping list of ingredients we need to purchase. Some will be bought in San Diego and some in Mexico. I feel rather green and at this point, wondering what I'm getting myself into and how everything will work out. But it's too late to back out now. We committed to do this last fall and our tickets are paid. So we'll just barge out in faith and trust the Lord to provide what we need each hour.
“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”
(Patrick Overton)

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