Hello family and friends!

28 11 2009

Hello from…Florida!

I’m still in the States, but am preparing for my upcoming trip set for January 10th.  I will be spending a week in training at the Engineering Ministries International headquarters in Colorado Springs, then I will continue onto Kampala, Uganda with 4 other volunteers.  I will be staying in Kampala for about 6 months and I’ll be Skype-ing while I’m there, so please stay in touch either by phone or by checking the blog.

Honestly, I don’t know how good this blog will be.  I can compose concise (and witty) Facebook posts, but the blogging will be a work-in-progress.  But as my friends in architecture know, I can’t work any other way.  I apologize in advance for my writing – I write as if I am speaking and my English major friends will have to forgive me.  I might use too many, commas.  But hopefully in my colloquialisms you’ll hear my voice as much as you’ll see my grammatical ineptitude.

As for the trip itself, I believe I am as equally excited as I am anxious.  I only know that I don’t know what to expect, but that certain things will come into place once my feet are on the ground.  Until then I’ll be celebrating the holidays with Mom and Dad; applying to graduate school for next Fall; taking every precaution necessary for the trip (Monday: immunizations, Tuesday: organize garage sale, Wednesday: get enough peanut butter for 6 months); and praying praying praying.  Please keep us all in your prayers, especially the people we hope to serve in East Africa.  I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned in school in a professional and spiritual setting.  I’m so thankful for the people I will be working with and working for – that God has blessed them with the gifts to do His good work.

So thanks for reading my first blog.  This is what Facebook must feel like for my Dad.  I can’t wait until I have some pictures and stories to share with you, so please be on the lookout come January!  God bless you all and I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Pax and Agape

P.S. Check out the eMI website for more information: http://www.emiworld.org

P.P.S.  I just realized I used semicolons.  I think Kurt Vonnegut said that semicolons were pointless.  Please add semicolons to my list of future mistakes.




3 responses

30 11 2009

Love you, Meg! I can’t wait to adventure vicariously through you!

14 12 2009
Sue Thompson

Looking forward to the start of your journey and all you will share…

16 01 2010
IIa Preti

Don’t worry about writing style; what you have to say is all that’s important!
I disagree with Kurt V; semi-colons do serve a purpose.
‘Ditto’ Sapple’s remark!

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