One of the hardest secrets we have ever had to keep was that we were going to get to go to the Congo to see the hospital! We found out about this two months ago, and we had to go get a gazillion shots to get ready for it. This was on the day before we go to school, so we had to secretly tell a couple of teachers since we didn’t get everything finished in time for classes. When we got our shots we had to go to FOUR PLACES to get them because each clinic didn’t have something on hand! In the end, we made it, but apparently, if you don’t get all the shots on the same day as you get the Yellow Fever shot, you have to wait 30 days! So it was 8:16 pm by the time we got finished with that and we had left the house at 11am thinking it would all take an hour. Then the passport drama started. The weird thing was that everyone else’s passport came right away, but mine had to be prayed over for several weeks! I guess there were just a lot of details that had to be worked out so it was better if no one else knew about all that, but it was SO HARD not to tell my friends that we are going to get to see the hospital, especially when they kept asking me stuff like, “Why are you getting all these immunizations,” or “Why are you so busy right now?”
The night I got to tell everyone, I sent out a group text and my phone practically blew up with everyone telling me how happy they were for me! I am super happy too! Livvy and I never thought we would get to see it in real life. We have seen a few pictures as it has been being worked on, but it is going to be so amazing to walk through the halls and see what God really made happen!
Livvy has been praying a baby will be born while we are there and that the mom will let her hold it. I have been praying for that too. I just don’t want to have to watch it get born! That stuff is not my thing! I will stick to cakes!
Another really cool thing is that we will get to make cupcakes in the Congo! That seems a little stressful because I don’t know if the ingredients will be available or if it will come out the same as here. But in the end, I keep telling myself that just doing it is going to be something I will remember forever!
Another CRAZY thing that has happened is that Livvy and I were on tv again! We thought our days of doing that were over when we raised the money, but here we are…getting another chance to give God the glory for everything He helped us do! We are really hoping other children and adults will see that they can do big things for God too.
Here is a link to the Great Day Live show we were on. We made our most requested cake, which is the Kahlua Mousse Chocolate cake from the Cake Boss cookbook that we always make. We also made lemon-blueberry cupcakes, goat cupcakes that were actually spice with cinnamon frosting and chick cupcakes, since our project actually started with the chicks and goats.
Here is a link to the WHAS11 news story they put on the news yesterday about our project and about us going to the Congo.
And another super fun thing that is happening is that Livvy and I are going to get to see the whole Samaritan’s Purse organization! They are the ones that are taking us to the hospital and we are going to get to make cupcakes in their kitchen! It always makes me wish we could have a commercial kitchen whenever we get to cook in one. We are on their website to tell about our story and to hopefully inspire others to try something that takes a lot of faith too. I can’t wait to read my own blogpost next time…because there are some adventures coming up and it will mean that I have been having them! This is just so amazing!