Justin and I are praying, seeking and asking God to line out the details of a trip to Uganda - (and p.s. - He IS!!). One question I know a lot of people have is - should I go or just send money? This is a very valid question but here is what has been bouncing around this brain of mine.
If God is pricking your heart to Go - obey! That is my first thought.
My second thought comes from James 1:27 -and IF (which it is because God said it is - end of debate) pure and undefiled religion ,before the God we worship and desire to be living sacrifices to, is to visit the orphans and widows - why is this such a huge struggle for Christians? We pray, pray, pray about these types of trips and if God does not send big flashing lights that say - GO GO GO - we are just not quite sure if we should engage in this. Shouldn't it just be a part of our lives?
There are 52 weeks in the year. I am 30 so let's just say I have been Christian since I was 19 - that is 988 weeks that I have claimed to follow Christ. I have spent 3 of those weeks visiting orphans - 3! 3 out of 988!
OK so back to the question - should I send money? Yes! All the other weeks you are not visiting them! :) Problem solved! Whew - I am so glad we figured that one out! :)
Now I can go on with my day :)!