This will be my 4th mission trip but that doesn't remove any excitement from my expectations of what great experiences we will receive through the trip.
This is also a fulfillment of one my dreams of 2013 - to give young people an opportunity to go on such an endeavor when the chances May seem impossible to them. I was blessed to have had such opportunities but I knew many others looked to have the same but didn't know how to go about accomplishing such a desire.
GEM'S was first introduced as a Young Woman's Bible Study group, a ministry of Trinity Holiness Tabernacle, in April of 2013. It was late 2013 when I spoke to my Pastor about the desire to take some of our young people.
What a blessing to have a Pastor so involved and passionate about missions! He approved the idea and made the steps possible for GEM'S to branch out on this first missions trip.
As we draw closer, events and responsibilities seem to pile on top of each other but I'm ready to get back out on an extended mission field (I consider wherever you are a mission field)!
We're practicing our Spanish, searching for supporters, and anxiously awaiting our time of departure.
~ Sonia E. Vargas