Wednesday, March 24, 2010


JJ and I are headed off to Romania on Thursday. We have been asked to do program for a mission trip the Frankfurt, Germany Youth Compass branch is doing called "Project Compassion." So off we go, Joe and Mary Joe, two average Joes just trying to make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. We will explain more once we get back state-side, but let's just say we are going to be wearing sweet sweatsuits and a couple of really attractive wigs for about a week. JJ might throw in a Fu Manchu and I, of course, will be the voice for all Canadian soccer moms with a dream to be somebody. Confused? So are we. It's why we're good at what we do.

the best part about this whole trip is that our good friends Justin and Heather Tillery just happen to be the Frankfurt Youth Compass directors and they will be at Project Compassion! We didn't even know that when we took the job, then one day it just clicked that we would be seeing them. My heart is overjoyed and I simply cannot wait to be with our friends. They are so dear and work so hard at their ministry. We feel honored to be a part of it and I have daily reflected on the goodness of God as he orchestrated this incredible trip. What are the odds?

Please be praying for little Hansel Vancil on this trip. The poor guy doesn't even know that he is going out of the country! Pray for our safety and health and that my body will continue to heal and stay strong while we are away from our normal life. Pray for Justin and Heather as they travel with students. Pray for the Gypsy community in Siria, Romania we will be ministering to and thank God that he is working in their lives all the time.

I promise to post a picture of Joe and Mary Joe once we get back home. They are truly spectacular in all their matching-sweatsuit-wearing-maple-leaf-loving-fries-and-gravy-eating-Royal-Mountie-saluting glory. Oh, Canada. . .


Paul S said...

Safe travels! Sounds awesome!

Morgan said...

Wow, Romania! Happy travels. I didn't even know you had a blog! Now I have something to read while I sub. Love.