Stormy Evening Musings 1

What is this trip to Slovakia? I thought it was called Czechoslovakia? Is the money worth it? Can you really make a difference? Why are you going there? Students will ask “why we are here? I believe the answer is that we are here wasting time and not making a difference…if we are here on our own power that is.

As John 15:5 states “apart from me you can do nothing.” If I operate on my own strengths, I will fail and at best be wasting my time and money. This is my 4th trip to Slovakia, and I am always surprised when God shows up. It is in my weakness that his strength can be used through me. 

When looking around at my teammates, I am able to see some amazing relationships forming with their Slovak students. It is great to see people of all ages and completely different cultures coming together so quickly. I cannot understand how such different people are able to connect and communicate…then again, that is from the lens of human strength. It is at this moment that I am reminded of John 15:5 and I have to smile at the amazing power of God and his grace to include even me in his plan.


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