And She's Off!

Today is a big day for Emma!

And her Mama and Daddy!!

This afternoon Emma boarded a plane bound for Chicago to meet up with her Show Hope Mission trip team to China! In a few hours she will be flying to Beijing!

Her journey began many months ago with a handwritten letter left on my pillow. In it she detailed her heart to go to China for the summer.  The Lord guided her through a series of closed and open doors to the Show Hope team. The very day she applied someone had dropped out of an already full team and she was added in.   The hand of God was so evident!

Over the next several months she raised funds and God graciously brought in the entire amount!  Emma is so ready for this trip. She is responsible, mature, dedicated, compassionate, willing to hear from the Lord. We send her off with great pride, admiration, and anticipation of what the Lord is going to do in and through her at Maria's Big House of Hope!

Please pray for her and her team as they continue their travels and minister to the orphaned in China. Pray that Emma will come back with a fuller understanding of what the Lord's purpose is for HIS life in her.

All that said, I would be lying if I told you that neither Kevin nor I shed a few tears watching our baby girl fly away from us! 

Always a difficult thing for a parent to do but this is so good and we couldn't be more happy for her or proud of her!

In Him, 

1 comment:

  1. Mandy,
    I will be praying for Emma. Mitchell is now living in Nashville and finishing up college there. He got engaged this spring and his fiance' Emily works at the Show Hope office in Franklin! Mitchell and Emily are also hoping to go to Maria's here at some point. I'm so excited for Emma!! It will be so wonderful for her and for the children she works with!! Thanks for sending the letter the other day. It was so great to read it. We will keep praying!