Sunday, July 6, 2008
A few months ago, my daughter Erin felt a call from the Lord to participate in an international and spiritual pilgrimage called The World Race. In this race, small groups of young adults travel to eleven countries in eleven months sharing Christ’s love through missions ministry, community building, and personal growth as they find their place in God’s will for the world. It is a beautiful opportunity and I am so proud of Erin for following her heart and taking this leap. She amazes me with her strong faith and compassion for those around her everyday. I know it will be an incredible journey of cross-cultural discovery and intense spiritual trials and accomplishments. She is set to depart this October. Erin received her tentative route and will begin in the Philippines and travel through 10 other countries including China, Ethiopia, India, Mexico and Nicaragua. A Bible verse that speaks to this organization’s mission is found in Matthew 25:40 when Jesus states, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brother’s of mine, you did for me.” After learning more about the race myself, I realize that the race participants of past and future trips truly live these words as they travel to help others and spread God’s love to all of those they encounter along the way. I know Erin’s trip will have trying times as well as many joyous moments so please remember her and the other race participants in your prayers! I will certainly be giving updates on Erin’s journey over the next year on my blog, but please visit Erin’s race website and blog to learn more about the World Race!