I can’t believe I am leaving for Mozambique in 2 weeks! Ever since I went to Cape Town, South Africa two years ago, I have dreamed about going back to Africa and now I am. I didn’t really think it would happen – I feel so incredibly blessed! That I will be experiencing this trip with my 21-year old daughter, Laura, makes it even more special for me. It is very different to go and be a part of a community instead of a tourist. You see and learn things you would not on your own. I am honored to meet Misheck and the other activists at Vida Humana. I’m also very nervous. I know we will see poverty, illness, and sadness in addition to joy and hope. How can you not be changed after witnessing these things? I think it is the change that scares me the most. There is a reason I am going on this trip and also a responsibility to do something about the things I will see and the people I will meet. I guess I will leave myself in God’s hands and open myself up to whatever his plans are for me.