Trusting in God As I Prepare for My Ninth Cameroon Trip

by Dale Fisher

It's always exciting to visit Harvest Children's Home (HCH) in Cameroon! Even though this will be my ninth visit there, I still get stoked in anticipation. My goal is to try to build a strong national church there by training pastors and key church leaders, which is what we do in Transformational Leadership Movement (TLM). I also want to see the orphanage improve and expose more people to its ministry.

This time I invited a man from our home Bible-study group to join me because I'm always looking for ways to improve the orphanage and the lives of the staff and children. This June, I want to make further progress with the orphanage's vocational training program. Of course, I'll try to visit my friends up the road who are from a culture very different from Kom.

My trip's preparation involves a long to-do list. I need to obtain a visa, send money ahead, prepare lessons, get balloons and Hershey's Kisses, and print a new deck of flash cards that will have on them kids photos and names, which will help me learn and remember their names. I'll also bring photo gifts and a new evangelistic movie.

Over all, I've found that the more prepared I am, the smoother the trips goes, even though God always brings along surprises; so I'll keep trusting in Him.

This shows the need for prayer, in the preparation for and execution of this ministry trip. Please see my detailed list of personal prayer requests for this ministry visit; thanks for praying!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight."

— Proverbs 3:5–6