Friday, July 11, 2008

July 7-10

Imagine the most ambitious, consuming, life changing goal in your life. Something tangible, something you can touch. Something you want to guard because you know it sounds half crazy.
Then you sit down with friends and family and put it out on the table - answer any questions, put your heart into it, and ask them to be a part. It is a mix of joy to be sharing this with people you love, but there is also apprehension on how it will be received.
That's kind of what we are doing. Sometimes the response is shock, sometimes it is joy and excitement. Usually they want to think it over.
After we pour out our heart, however, we know this goal of reaching Africa is in God's hands.
And so we pack up our suitcase and move on. Never quite sure of through which means God will choose to provide for His work.
We are certain of one thing. The only complete solution to what is afflicting Africa is grace. There is only one way to break the chain of revenge, violence, and abuse. A belief that compels us on and lives in our hearts. A belief that only God's Son can change the world, one heart at a time ... no matter how hardened or sour. What greater cause could we share?

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1 comment:

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Looking forward to meeting you, if possible! Please call us:-)