Sitting back in the tranquility of our home with a morning cup of coffee and thinking about the past 18 days in Martin Slovakia brings up more questions than answers. What impacted me the most? What would I do differently? What were the God moments of the trip? Knowing what I know now, would I still have gone?
The days went by at an orderly pace and each day brought new challenges and new discoveries. I met some of the best people on our team and would gladly go with them again. They were supportive, transparent, accepting and full of compassion and grace. I learned a lot about how I am wired and what my strengths and weaknesses are. I have relied more on God’s strength and timing then any other time in my life. He is here, He is in charge, He has a plan.
I would have packed lighter, tighter and with more quick dry items.
I found strength in my weakness and found out that pride has no place when I am needing to hear Gods voice through the council of others.
Would I still have gone? In a heartbeat. Will I go back? If it is in His will and timing, you bet.
As far as reflecting, I am reminded of what my sweet wife has repeatedly said over her last three visits, “It will take me a while to unwrap what I have just experienced.”
I am thankful for this opportunity, my team mates, traveling with Kathy to experience Slovakia for the first time and thankful for the courage to say, “Here I am, send me.” Thanks to all who have been praying for Serving Slovakia 2018.