I spent a significant portion of the last month outside of my comfort zone.
Between long road trips on narrow, windy, mountainous roads (hello motion sickness) to sharing a room with 50 (yes fifty!) 8–9 year old girls (I was a camp counselor) to riding up a 60 story building in a tiny capsule that resembled my dryer – comfort was not the overriding definition of this past month of my life.
But these recent minor inconveniences (camp food?) are nothing compared to what a few friends and bloggers are about to face.
I have to say that going to the Philippines on a Compassion blogging trip in 2010 was certainly the farthest I’ve ever stepped out of my comfort. Traveling with (then) strangers to the other side of the world and leaving my family behind…whew, that was hard for this homebody mama.
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But if I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned that stories can change people’s hearts and actions. Stories can change the world.
And there are no stories in comfort.
Nobody asks the couch potato about their tales of adventure. No one asks the coward what it was like to let fear win.
We want to follow people who are brave. Those who are terrified…and yet do it anyway.
Will you be brave? Will you follow along? It may be hard. You may learn things or see things that stir things inside of you, but I hope you’ll press in. Not just for the children of a Nicaragua, but for your children too. They want to follow someone brave. They want you.
So, lets be brave, mamas. Lets surrender our cozy bubble so that we can hear stories, share them and be women who bring comfort to children all over the world.
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