Flexibility Is Key

Over the last 48 hours I’ve heard my own words parroted back to me by some of greatest young people I know.  They were parroting them to me to mock me, but to encourage me.  To remind me that God is in control and that I am not.  Now, before you begin to panic, nothing is wrong.  In fact, everything is right.  God put knew opportunities in front of us for ministries.  As we headed back from a block party, we found one of our van tires was flat.  As we stopped to air that one the other went flat.  We had one spare and two flat tires.  We crept along from one tire shop to the next to only hear, “Can’t help you today.”  Then one last store.  Guess what?  They could help us.  What did those “missionaries” in the van do?  They did not lament their situation.  They looked at the unexpected incident as a possible opportunity God wanted them to use for His glory.  Their answer was found in a little girl whom they encountered.  Every moment was captured by that team in the life of that little girl.  That sat and played with her and left her one of the Doll Makers dolls. (Thank you!)  The little girl treasured it and held it tight.  God took a flat to bring the team right the place he intended for them for ministry.  Today, we also learned that the water pump at the house was not working.  Thus, after a long sweaty and even nasty day serving and building houses in the village we learned there would be no showers.  However, Brother Breck made a few quick calls and got us access into the seminary to use their showers.  Running water never felt so good removing the layers of caked on dirt.  While the shower was all the dirt and smells away, it could not touch the permanent memories that are there.  Missions has forever changed my life.

 

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