First of all, the first response I got was from my friend Heather who called and acted like she was calling into a radio station. Very entertaining. Secondly, I'm assuming that you who guessed 'head shot' must think E is as adorable as we do, although no one said anything to the effect of "It's about time" or anything, hmmmm. But moving on...
Question 1:Yes, it's a passport picture!
Question 2: Yes, we're traveling with E-man. No, it's not to Cancun (that trip is reserved for Russ and I only!) Yes, we're.....wait for it, wait for it...
WE'RE GOING TO GUATEMALA!!!!!
Initiate freak out mode.
Now, let me just say one thing. (and then lots more things...) God is nuts. He has all these crazy plans and I'm convinced He loves surprises. As things like this unfold, I imagine Him chillin' with 'Gabriel and friends' with a bowl of popcorn and watching us as we begin to see slivers of His really great plan.
Here's the story:
Our church normally has a trip to Honduras with the youth group every summer. This year was no different. However, there was a plane crash at the Honduran airport recently and the government saw fit to close it until further notice. This left a group of leaders and kids without their trip. Once I heard about this, my brain hasn't stopped. Through a series of very fortunate events, our church has rerouted the mission trip to Antigua!!! And to add to that, Russ and I are going along as leaders! We're partnering with my dear friend, Melissa, to do some incredible ministry!!!
I CAN NOT WAIT to bring this group to Guate! I'm so anxious to share that which is so close to my heart with part of the body of Christ that supported us so well through our adoption process.
A couple of ironic fun facts (who doesn't love fun facts?):
*Russ and I took the youth group to Honduras several years ago which turned out to be one of the deciding factors in where to internationally adopt. We fell in love with the Honduran little faces while we served along side the high school kids. Once we started the adoption process, we checked into Honduras but it was closed to US adoptions so we went next door!
*This will be the third summer the Mohr's have been to Guatemala! Two summers ago we came down to meet Eliot, last summer is when we came home and now this summer we're going back!