So we spent 5 days at a friend’s house in Sparta, MI, just outside of Grand Rapids.  It was a great time of vacationing and recharge for all of us.  I think we all had some good time of sleeping, watching football, eating, reading, having quiet time with Jesus, fishing, and playing on all the fun toys they had.  Thank you Hendriksens for the fellowship, fun and generosity!

During this time the Lord reminded me of many things and I thought I should share.

Why are we doing this?  Because we love Jesus and we want more of Him.  Because we want to share the Gospel and the Hope that transformed our own lives.  Because we want our lives and our character to be a reflection of the One that saved us from ourselves.  Because we want to give God an opportunity to work out more kinks in our relationship with Him and with others.  Because we have

What are we learning?  That God provides.  That God can put 4 completely different people together and teach them to love one another.  That prayer works!  That the less you have, the more you can be thankful for!  That God is a God of diversity.  The only thing we have to give is the Jesus who lives in us and works through us.  That working with the homeless, the poor, and the needy reminds us of where our Hope comes from.  That walking with the homeless is like walking in Jesus’ shoes.  That living in an intentional community allows for accountability, fellowship, diversity and growth (and there’s not much of a chance that any of us will go back to living on our own).  That “ministry” is not formal, it is your life and how you choose to let Jesus use you.

There is a whole lot more we could say about why we are out here or what we are learning.  I think we would all agree that we could all come back after a year of traveling and still be in the same place as when we left.  It is all about what you are willing to give and receive, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

Thank you all for following us to this point!  On to Cleveland, Ohio!

Seren for MSM


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