Dearborn Bound

Next stop: Dearborn

I might be more excited about next week’s exposure trip to Dearborn than I was about spending a month in Spain. Part of this excitement probably comes from the fact that I did my practicum in Dearborn about three years ago and loved it and am so excited to return.

Whereas Madrid was a new city to me, I know more about Dearborn’s people; I know my way around the city; and I know the workers with whom we are serving. I can picture all the places that we will be visiting and cannot wait to visit them with the five other people on the trip.

The other thing that excites me about this trip is the lack of language barrier. With the help of wonderful translators, I got by in Spain. But now I will be able to sit down and have an instant conversation with anyone I meet. I am just praying and praying that God will direct me and the others on my team to the right people and the right conversations.

So, we leave Monday and drive, drive, drive. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are days of culture learning, prayer, and conversation with locals. Friday we drive, drive, drive back home. Pray for us: for safety on the road and in Dearborn; for God-appointed conversations with Muslim young adults; and for long-term friendships to be born.

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