|From Jan's blog|
A writer friend of mine knows this first hand. Dr. Jan recently returned from a medical mission trip to Tanzania. I'm not sure of what all she did there, what challenges she faced and how many people she helped. But I'm going to find out. Jan is sharing her experience on her blog, Cherished Illusions, by posting journal entries from her trip. Her writing talent shines as she pulls you into her adventure, especially the mood of her group. I can't wait to read the next entry. Not only am I enjoying sharing her experiences, Jan raises a lot of questions that will stay with you long after you're done reading. You'll know what I mean when you visit.
It's simple to put money in a collection plate or envelope and then feel you've done your part to help. But people like Jan put their time, their skills and even their lives into that collection plate. They travel to remote areas and do what they can to defeat enemies more dangerous than wizards or maniacs who live only in our novels. Ignorance, poverty, disease and all the terrible social woes that go along with those problems are things that are more likely to bring the end of our world than an invasion from beyond the galaxy. Visit Jan, leave a comment of this real life heroine's blog, and you'll feel good knowing people like her exist.
Have you ever gone on a mission trip? Do you do journaling and do you share it with others?