"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Saturday, August 8, 2009

This is Pastor Matt from Grand Island, NE. Not only does he look a lot like Brian, they think A LOT alike too (kinda scary!). We thoroughly enjoyed having him here and spending with him. It was like sitting around the table with our prayer group in the States. He taught World History when he was here. Lori sat in on his classes and I would have loved to have had Cybil and Mariah sit in; I just wasn’t sure they would stay quiet!
He was encouraging to us in what we are doing here. Something he put into perspective (again) for us was our job/roles. We are like Christian contractors here. We are doing a job, and just like any job there is lots of not-so-fun stuff. That is not to “de-spiritualize” anything we are doing, we are still of course missionaries. (Well, let’s face it, if you are a follower of Christ you are a missionary where you are at too!) But it is/was just a reminder to keep in mind that everything is not going to be pie-in-the-sky just because of why we are here. If it was going to be easy, everyone would do it! But this is WORK.
We also took Matt to town one day to the Munda Wanga zoo, which I wrote about before, then to town for shopping and ice cream. It was a fun day. Thanks Matt!

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