A friend took this picture. Since this is what we spend a bulk of our time doing, I thought that I should post it.
We have been thinking a lot about the Humanitarian Aid that we want to do for the orphanages. Just trying to think on it because Andrew is on this board of students that mobilize other student involvement in community service. In CBS last week the following quote struck me: "It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him." (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest) I think that we may have been going about it the wrong way. I believe that we have to be patient and be open to anything.
There was another time in our lives that I was selfishly fearful and decided to remain open to the experience, to God's hand in our lives. Four years ago, a friend mentioned to me that Catholic Charities needed help because a baby was due, the mom was making an adoption plan but was not finished, so they needed a place for him/her to go. Would I consider doing it? It would be two weeks, tops. My thought was, "I can do anything for two weeks." Then I talked to the SW and found out that the typical placement took 8 weeks. Now that was scary. I would have to give up my "life" for that long?! I could not go to the gym. What about my regular nights out with Jason?! Instead of walking away, we decided to let God do his work. It was an amazing experience. No, I could not go to the gym. No, we did not get much sleep. No, we did not get out as much as we normally do. The trade offs were huge. Two of my friends signed up to do it, as well. The people we met! The children we loved! The path it brought us down! Wow!
So back to the Humanitarian Aid, any ideas?