Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's almost time...

...for Poland! At the moment I'm experiencing an interesting mixture of excitement, anxiety, stress, with little spurts of giddiness thrown in for good measure. :)

I don't know if I've shared many details about the trip. Fifteen of us are going, plus one that has been there since the beginning of the month. We will spend two days in Krakow. During that time many of us in the group will visit Auschwitz. We will head to Wisla at the end of the 2nd day, and will attend a church service. We will work with two Vacation Bible Schools during the week, and will also do some construction work on the church.

I'm excited about working with the VBS -- at this point it looks as though I will be working with crafts for the younger ones. Yay! :) One of our crafts is a foam pencil case. The edges are hole punched, and then stitched together -- I don't even know how many holes I have punched this week getting those ready! I think Mike will be working with recreation/games with the older (middle school age) kids. In the evenings, we may be hanging out with the teens who will also be working with the camp.

I am excited to have the opportunity to spend time with these kids. Not so excited about my inevitable butchering of the Polish language - lol. Mike and I listened to a tape and practiced basic phrases tonight -- wow!

If you could, please keep our group and the VBS that we'll be helping with in your thoughts and prayers over the next couple of weeks.

I'm really hoping I will get to blog while I am there. I'm gonna have to be a laptop bum, though, as my computer is just a bit too big to take on the plane - hehe.

Any last minute travel tips? :)


Sharmaine said...

Take lots of photos and enjoy it all :)
Travel safe Bekka :)

Tracy said...

Praying for safe travels and that the Lord blesses your time there. Looking forward to hearing all about the experience!!

Inka said...

have a good and safe trip to poland bekka!
can´t wait to see some photos. :)

Stacy said...

Oh my! That is awesome! I will definately say a little pray for you and your group that you have a safe wonderful experience! And yes Shelby... I have been drinking my juice!

Jill Deiling said...

i sooo hope youre having fun! I hope you pick up on some polish when youre there too!!