I leave in two days, that’s right just two days. It is a scary notion to think that soon I will be half way across the world leading a team for a month from Europe to Northern Africa and then off to Brazil for six months. It is hard to comprehend. Although it is nice to speak into a vacuum about how scared I am that’s not what I will do.
Here we are near the end of the summer already and it feels like it just started (or maybe it just felt like it went fast forward in June). Today is the day I officially got approved to enter into Brazil. Continue reading “Brazil or bust”
Words can’t express the excitement I am currently feeling about GlobeTrek. Almost giddy, which sort of feels like a mixture of carbonation and indigestion. I’m not quite sure what to do with it quite yet. As of now all I can do is pray, read, and mentally prepare myself for the adventure to come and the responsibilities that I will have. I just got home, and I’m already unpacked and ready to hit Kamloops!
Through a conversation I was having with my Old Testament professor this last week I came up with an interesting question, “Is Saul in heaven?” I had never thought of that before. I had always seen him as a man who had rejected God and relied on himself, and for that God had rejected him. Is that the case though?
One thing that has been on my heart for a long time is adoption. It probably has been there since my family adopted two little girls. As the youngest one in my family I was worried that they would take away my standing as my mom’s ‘special angel baby boy’. Obviously I was wrong about a few things, for example, my sisters could never be the “boy” out of “special angel baby boy”. This is probably came about because of a fear of not being loved the same.
I can tell you that was not the case, I have been loved a tremendous amount. That I am thankful for, but what if they didn’t?
Well that isn’t really the question most people ask. The question that people all is, “Could I love the adopted child as much as my own?” I’m going to counter this question with one of my own, why do you think that you couldn’t? Especially for the Christian folk out there loving another human being is just what we are called to do everyday. Its a conscious decision that we all must make in order to follow God. Of course this is difficult, but what else can we do? We could choose to not follow God but that shouldn’t be an option in our minds.
I was having a conversation with my friend Sarah the other day and she expressed how hard it is for her to look at someone the same once they say, “I don’t know if I could love them the same.” We should be that convicted for kids! We should be that troubled when others aren’t! The church needs to be convinced of this need and do something about it. I believe the church is the answer to children without parents and to children in the foster care programs around the world. God calls us to do something about orphans.
God calls me and you to do something about orphans.
This waterfall is at Mount Boron Park in Nice, France. It is very nice walk around and some mild hiking. There is a path that goes up behind the waterfall. The rest of the park is home to a lot of nice views and sitting areas. Taking the stairs to get here is a real treat!
Found in the west part of the city centre. It is the old city gate. Now it leads to the Berlin Victory Column.
This statue is exposed to the rain, snow and cold, this statue is of a woman holding her dead son. Continue reading “A Woman Holding Her Dead Son”