Hey everyone hope your all doing well.
I’m posting early this week as I’m off on a trip to the Faroe Islands this afternoon until next Tuesday. For those of you who don’t know where that is, (like me until recently), it’s a group of islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is going to be quite chilly to say the least!
Why am I heading off to somewhere so cold? I am going with a fabulous group of people from our church on a mission trip. I would love to know what ‘mission trip’ conjures up in your minds. For me, I used to think of the archetypal missionary, as someone who was very poor and had to go on missions far far away for a very long time and it wasn’t any fun at all. Is that what you thought or similar? This trip is going to be so much fun!
The dictionaries definition is this
“A person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities such as educational or hospital”
In other words, we are going to share with the people in the Faroes what we have been learning about God and all the amazing things that He wants to do through us/them. One of the people leading the team is Paul who is half Faroese which is how this all came about. Last year 12 people went and this year there are 22 of us going. Apparently they were all so happy about what they learnt last year, that lots more people want to get in on it and the ones that were there, want to learn more.
I’m really excited to be a part of this trip. I will be taking lots of pictures and may even do a little vlog or Facebook video! I’ll be doing a blog on what happened out there next week, so watch this space, especially if your still a bit confused about what I’m talking about!
Wishing you all a fantastic bank holiday weekend and hoping the sun shines for you.