well, i haven't posted in, what, a month?! i call it, "One Busy Month In The Life of Laney Tyson."
anyways, i now have an excuse to blog, because tomorrow at about 2:30pm, Haley Swank, Mary Jennings, my mom, Eve Soulta and i are headed to the extremely freezing country of Belarus, situated right outside of Russia, for a mission trip. we're going to be meeting up with some of our Christian friends that live in Belarus, and have been in ministries there for years now. they work with orphans all over the region, help with foster homes, and are active in their Church. along with all of the persecution that they go through, our friends have huge hearts for serving Christ, and we're going to do the best we can to pitch in and help.
i want to thank all of you that helped us financially for our trip, because we couldn't be going without you guys. mom told me that every time she's preparing to go to Belarus, even when it looks like there is no way whatsoever financially, God has always provided. we learned this year that He also has great timing. we had planned to go back in the summer, and were disappointed that we couldn't, but now we have another opportunity, and God has provided above and beyond what we could have ever hoped for!
thank you for all of your prayers, and keep them coming! i'll try to post a few times while we're over there to keep everyone updated, but no promises. i might even put up a few pictures! :P don't think i'll be using much french over there, so might as well use it while i can! AU REVOIR! :D
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."