This week we are being visited by Calumet Christian School out of Columbus. One of their teachers, Chris, has been coming here for a couple of years and now comes twice a year, once with his school and once with his church. They are a group of men who have decided to focus on one area of our ministry, a squatter’s village we call “Cadereyta” They are choosing to invest deeply in the people and the mission happening there. He showed me this video his team put together from their trip in January.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMC9LzVVw8M]
There are so many needs in the world, so many good causes, so many people who would benefit from our gifts, or our time, that some days it’s overwhelming to me to decide where and with whom I will spend my energy. Watching this video was a good reminder for me that we aren’t responsible for taking the gospel anywhere. God is already working, we just need to go and show up and be the vessel or extension of His already present pursuit of people. The lives you see in the video are being impacted by a small group of men from Columbus, Ohio. It begs me to ask the questions: Where else can we be a reflection of God’s goodness? And what obstacles can I remove that prevent me from leaning into an area, relationship or need God might be calling me to serve?