I have a special request for all of you prayer warriors out there. My church is planning a trip to Israel in September/October. There are a lot of people who want to go. My husband was able to go last spring and he says it is an awesome trip and it will change your life. Our congregation is not full of people who have a lot of money...most just barely make it...but I think this will be a life-changing experience for them/us...spiritually speaking. We will have to make a non-refundable deposit in a few months and then have the rest of the money paid in June...90 days before the trip. It is a lot of money...especially for young married couples and couples with children. Everyone is excited and looking for ways to save money and make extra money so they can go on this trip. So, my prayer request is that you will help us pray to be in God's will...it may not be His will for all of us to go...and that we will be able to raise the funding and have safe/good places for smaller children to stay while parents go. We are not planning church fundraisers because not everyone want to/can go. Each person/family will have to figure out how to get the money. We are taking our children...they will be 17 and 15 when we go. Our youngest loves history and says he is going to be an archiologist so this will be an awesome trip for him educationally as well as spiritually. And it will of course be a very expensive vacation for us and we will have to cut back and save. But we feel it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. So, please keep us in your prayers. Thanks.