The Frontier mission project organisation which I’m doing my trip to Tanzania through are now looking for group leaders to take 5 or more people at a time out to some projects around the world. Things seem to be falling in to place more and more. This is definitely what I was meant to do with my life! Hopefully I’ll be able to lead a group next year. This year though I just need to get the experience myself of going to a project. Patience is not one of my strong points but on this occasion I need to take it a step at a time.
I’m very nervous going it alone for this first trip but actually it will probably be the best thing and it depends on who you talk to about whether it’s a good idea or not. Being so domesticated in the UK these days, I’m nervous of all the usual things in far flung lands – the lack of health care, crime and mugging, kidnapping… you name it, everything has gone through my head but then just to put things in to perspective for me, I met a lady who had just come back from a 3 month biking excursion through multiple countries of Africa from top to bottom with her 10 year old daughter and asked me what on earth I was worrying about! She’s actively encouraging me to go alone to get my confidence back. Although I think she’s probably a little too comfortable, actually that was probably just what I needed. Especially when you think that the foreign office advice in some countries to their citizens when travelling to the UK is, do not to drink the water!