Go from your country…

In a few weeks  Anneke Pries-Klassen, one of our young adults, is heading out on “Enlace” a service/education trip to Guatemala with Mennonite Central Committee.  How can spending five weeks in a place like Guatemala change a person?  As a church we encourage our young adults to take every opportunity to have experiences like this.

What does it mean to find yourself in a place where you know no one, where you cannot speak the language, and you don’t know your way around?   Going to live in another culture a profoundly vulnerable experience, and many people find it quite humbling.  We can find ourselves calling on God in a deeper way when we feel we are on the edge.  At the same time, God can open our eyes in new ways in a new place.

God calls us at times to leave the familiar and go to the unfamiliar.  Abraham and Sarai were told:  “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”  Leave what you know and step into the unknown.  Unknown things can happen in unknown places.

This Sunday we are having three people share about how a trip to another culture, another land impacted their lives.   Hope to see you there!

This week’s  prayer:   Help us to listen to your voice, to hear where you are calling us.

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