First post: leaving in 4 hours!!!!

Hi everyone!  I’m Chris, and I’m serving as a YAV with the PCUSA this year.  I’ll be in Agua Prieta, Mexico (right on the border with Arizona) and this blog is where I’ll be writing about my experiences.

“Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.”
~Psalm 139: 7-12

Singing these verses together with SO many people my own age the past few days, every night before bed, just may have given me my faith back.  I’m sad to be leaving Stony Point tomorrow morning (especially at 4am……), but excited and hopeful about what’s to come.

I STILL don’t know what work exactly I’ll be doing when I get to Agua Prieta, and I am super anxious about that, but…… I have faith.  Somehow.

Also, sometime I may want to backtrack and briefly explain about our trip into Manhattan a couple days ago, and the congregation that invited me into its church this morning for a send-off.

Also, what do you think of the name of my blog?  It could be a working title.  Is it too silly?  Does it make sense?  Let me know.