So I leave tomorrow, but , er...how do you pack for a year? And how do you prepare yourself for being a missionary in Africa? I take a lot of heart from this Bible verse:
"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." (Acts 4v13)
In short, you know me, right? "Unschooled... ordinary..." seems to fit quite well! Peter and John were average guys too: the key thing for them was that they had been with Jesus. May I stay close to Jesus this year and make the most of the days.