“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
Since I was little I always said that I was gonna go to Africa. For a long time it felt like those were just words, but as I began to pray about where God wanted me to go. I asked him to lead me and show me. I originally was planning to apply for the Bangladesh trip, because a missionary friend I knew from our church was over there. As I prayed for Bangladesh and the missionaries I didn’t really feel the burden for that country. When I went to apply for the AYC trip to Bangladesh it said that the vaccine was required for this trip. It was very sad because I really wanted to go, but I didn’t feel I could morally take the vaccine. I just gave it to God and went to look at the other trips. The only overseas trip that didn’t require the vaccine was Africa. I knew right away that God had shut one door, only to open this one. (Rev. 3:8) I believe this is the first step for me to follow the calling God has placed on my life!