For those of you reading this who do not know me, my name is Sterling Mitchell, I'm from Vancouver, Washington, and I am 18 years old. Currently my goal is to be out of the states by September first. My destination (thanks for asking), is Jos, Nigeria, where I will be working in a ministry called Sports Friends, which essentially teaches Nigerian church leaders how to use sports to evangelize and disciple children. I'll be doing my best to keep up this blog during my stay, so you can keep track of me and all my little adventures. So where to begin? Right now I'm dealing with all the stress that comes along with preparing to live in a third world country for nine months; by now I have become nearly a professional at filling out paperwork, fundraising, prayer, packing, and emailing. I have done so much work, but it keeps on coming. All of this is more than I can do, so what better way to handle it than give it up to God? If you guys could be praying for me it would mean so much! If you have questions or have anything to say, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks everyone! Hope to hear from you!