December 2010 when I signed up for the Peru Sponsor Tour, September 10-17, 2011, I had no idea what was in store for me.
I didn't know my world was going to be turned upside down.
I didn't know that the smile of a stranger could shine brighter than the sun.
I didn't know the meanings of the words grateful and joy.
I didn't know that one hug from Magally would rip my heart out of its comfort zone, forever.
I didn't know the ministry of Compassion International would touch my soul.
I didn't know that volunteers would sacrifice so much to be part of a child development program.
I didn't know that God wanted me to be part of this particular tour so that I could meet and learn from such an amazing group of people.
I didn't know the depth of God's love for me.
I didn't know.
Maybe I still don't know.
But, I've had a taste.
I've had a taste of sunshine, love, joy, gratitude, and friendship that comes from opening my heart.
I don't want to go back, Lord, to the time of not knowing.
There is still a lot I don't know.
This I do know.
I want to know.