Thankful Today

Today I am thankful for lots.

I live in a place I never thought I'd live in.

I work at a church I never thought I'd work at.

I minister to students I never thought I'd know.

I have a son I never thought I'd have.

I have a wife I don't deserve.

I have a family that love me more than I deserve.

I have friends that 4 years ago I considered it an impossibility to make.

And I have a savior that died for me before I ever knew him.

Thanks, friends.  I am thankful today for you.

And, I pray that in the future, in the tough moments, and good moments, I can look back at today and remember how thankful I was for all those things.

Today is a good day.

Til' Next time
-Alex

 

God doesn't Take You Halfway Around the World to Return Home the Same

God doesn't Take You Halfway Around the World to Return Home the Same

It's a common saying amongst short term Mission trippers, "God doesn't take you halfway around the world to return home the same."  Something I pondered on the flight from the U.S. to Kenya.

"Why am I going to Kenya?"

Sure, I knew the practical reasons. Iam going to experience God, I am going to learn things from Mavuno Church, I am going to experience our church partners... But, as I took off on that plane, I was unprepared to experience God the way I did in Africa.

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