I believe so much in what this organization does and so when we heard that their number one need (beyond financial support) was video and photo work, we immediately started praying about it. Ultimately, our deciding factor was not whether we felt called to go or not, it was the fact that ALL OF US are called in scripture to GO and to help where we can.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
“And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:44-47
And so, that's why we chose to go. If God gave us these gifts, how can we deny the opportunity to use them in furthering the spread of the gospel?! So if you think about it next week, pray that God will use our time and our talents while we are in New York. And even though this isn't the focus of our trip this time, pray that we would have chances to share Jesus and his gift with the Muslim and Hindu people we come in contact with.
As it gets closer, Levi and I are such a mixture of emotions. It's weird just deciding to do something on your own like this, usually you are going with a group or with your church! We are thankful to have community supporting and praying for us, but it's still kinda crazy just flying somewhere on your own to do this! I can't wait to see how God uses this week, and I can't wait to experience a little bit of NYC with my favorite person!