A Reflection Before Traveling To Morocco By Kristin Belcher

When I think about going to Morocco, I realize how small my worldview is.  I have thoughts of how wonderfully eye opening the trip will be and how I will get to meet so many new and interesting people and experience a world unlike my own.  And then I realize the only world I know is Kentucky.  While I do love to travel, I have never been outside the United States.  My nerves give way to excitement and vice versa and I become confused on the exact state of my feelings.  Am I nervous or excited or some strange mixture of both?  In my anticipation, I am reminded of the prayer of Thomas Merton: My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

- Kristin serves as the Administrative Assistant for KBF, Youth Minister for FBC Frankfort, and as the Communications Coordinator for the CBF Youth Minister's Network.