Saturday, March 8, 2014

My Daughter: The WorldRacer #11n11

My 2nd daughter never ceases to amaze me. When she was 16, she went to India and spent a month at an orphanage with Royal Servants. She had a blast during an incredible flooding season! Of course, when she first got there she was really sick and THAT scared the stink out of me! I felt amazingly helpless! I think that trip solidified in her what she wanted to do with her life.

Last summer she went to Iraq…yes IRAQ…for two weeks to work with widows and orphans. Of course, when I heard where she was going, my heart was coming out of my chest. Yes, I knew God was with her and was in control, but it was IRAQ!
Smooch in India[9]
Cool story about her Iraq trip…I was on Twitter asking for prayer for her. A small convo started with a few people when this woman I didn’t know chimed in. She asked me a couple of questions and it turned out my daughter was going to be a HER sister’s ministry IN Iraq! How crazy, cool is that?! Is God awesome or WHAT?!

This May she’ll be graduating from college with a degree in Linguistics. I’m incredibly proud of her! She did it all on her own, put herself through a private Christian school while working!
After graduating she’ll go straight to preparing for the Worldrace. The Worldrace has racers going to 11 countries in 11 months. She and her team will be sleeping on the streets, reaching out to the “least of these”. What countries will she be journeying to?

  • Albania
  • Turkey
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Botswana
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Mongolia
  • China
She has to raise over $16,000 by the time she’s hit the 6 month mark of her trip. She has financial goals that have to be reach at various increments before that as well! There will be 6-8 racers on her team. During the first few months, the squads will have a few alumni on the trip finding team leaders who will lead for the rest of the trip.

Each country will have it’s own set of missionary work. They might assist at an orphanage, mentor street kids, teach English, manual labor etc. Whatever the need might be, they’ll be there for it.
Smooch in India 2[21]
As a mom, there’s the human fear of not knowing everything about this trip. Yes, she’s a young lady who has been self-sufficient for years. She has taken care of herself, on her own, for longer than she should have. The organization wants to make sure the kids racers are fully immersed in the experience. That means we don’t have any details about exact locations or dates. Yes, it freaks me out that for an entire year we’ll be without very much contact. On the flip side, I know she’ll be in God’s hands, in God’s will.

If you are looking to support a missionary this year, I would love for you to consider my daughter! You can click the button on the top right side of my blog or go straight to the site to donate!

4 comments:

Linda said...

Nope. I could not have been as brave as you with Iraq. I'm a scaredy cat! Good for your girl! What an exciting and fulfilling life she will have. I'm very envious.

Michelle Feliciano said...

What an amazing daughter. Good luck to her on her trip.

Michelle F.

Bella So Savvy said...

That's SO awesome! You should be very proud of her. I love that she's putting others before herself and wanting to help.

Dee Mauser
http://www.bellasavvy.net

Joyce Lansky said...

They sure like to scare the wits out of us with the traveling. She's the one who will make the world a better place . . . and most likely has already.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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