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.