7.17.2008

5 days and Counting...

We leave for Africa in 5 days, a group of 10 of us will get on our KLM plane and start the journey.
As this day approaches I feel as if my anxiety has tripled, anxiety in a good way and in a bad way. 
Excitement and Worry. Can you have both of them at the same time? 
Yes you can because I do. So I am writing this so I can keep myself accountable through you. I am letting God take care of the excitement, because anything he has for me is going to to be way better than I could have come up with for myself. And letting God take care of the worry, in Jesus name. He has this planned out so I am just going to trust Him. Easier said than done for me but I am going to try my hardest. 

Andy and I have alot of traveling to do so we can arrive in Dallas to get on our plane, please lift that up for us. We drive home to Houston this weekend, Drive back to Jasper on Sunday to drop off Gus (our Dog) and get a little work in, Drive 5 hours to Dallas on Monday, then get on our plane for Africa on Tuesday. 

Please pray for my anxiety... I know I talked about anxiousness above, but please bathe this in prayer. I hate that I have anxiety and I know that it is straight from the devil. I hate flying (even though I have done it all my life, its a control thing) and since we will be on a plane for 20+ hours, and then a 10 person prop plane (oh, the small planes have so much turbulence) I know that will be the perfect time for the hater to attack. 

Please pray for the people of Sudan, that the would be receptive to what God has in store for them. 
Pray for us, our team, that we would be able to follow through with what God wants us to do, in His name. Pray for our health, safety, families.... wow the list could continue. 

For immediate prayer could you please pray for my friend Janelle. Janelle and her husband Heath will be on the trip with us, Their little girl, Ella, has a stomach virus right now so please pray that not only Ella gets well but that they can be immune to this virus, so they can start this journey off healthy and in full strength. Check her blog over the next 5 days, she will be updating a new prayer request daily!

I very much believe in the power of Prayer so that is why I come to you with these requests. 
Much Love. 

4 comments:

Deborah said...

You are definitely in my prayers! How long will you be there?

Lindsay said...

Corey I am praying for you. You are so brave to be going on this trip and God is going to richly bless you for your willingness to serve and minister. I am praying for your anxiousness to go away completely and be replaced by total peace and expectancy for what God is going to do.

Can't wait to hear all of your stories!!

Janelle and Ella said...

Thank you so much Corey!! Your thoughtfulness and concern means so much to me. Ella is doing so much better and I know it's because of all the prayers. I'm so excited that get to spend 12 days together!! It's going to be awesome. I love you and will pray that all goes well in your travels getting to Dallas. See you TUESDAY!!!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, I will be praying! I hate to fly too, and feel the same way about it. I'll pray for you to be totally relaxed on the flights, and lots of fun/distracting conversation. And maybe a few naps!

 
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