Saturday, March 28, 2009
Greetings blog followers. It is Saturday night, and we are trying to bed down early. Ha! We have to be up for church at 5:00 a.m. Pastor Don of the Keswick UMC, you will never be able to cut the Reyhl's slack again for not being to church on time:-) We will see how this works out. We had a delightful time at the house tonight. It is rather small for 13 extra people. But after the team saw George's house in the mountain this morning that I wrote about earlier, this is a small inconvenience as we are out of here in a couple of days. The house was filled with interaction. Rick has commented several times how much he cannot get over the way these people just show up at each others homes and visit. It seems you can never come at a bad time. It is pretty amazing. Rob and Naromie are very special people to put up with so much, and yet as we were riding the motorcycle a few minutes ago I caught Rob chuckling and asked him what he was thinking. He said he is so happy the team is here. That was worth the whole trip. If we can give him that moment of happiness, he is deserving. He has endeared himself to each of the team members this week in his own special way. He is a great man in the midst of such adversity. His is truly a God-anointed life. We need more like him. Luke keeps asking me if I hear 'It'. He is a good reminder to me that in the midst of my business and bustle that I don't lose focus. Luke is the quiet processor among us. He thinks deeply, and his heart is golden. He will do great things for God in his life. Did I mention we have a great team of young people with us. They have served with steadfast enthusiasm. Nothing I ask is met with resistance. They are simply an awesome mix, and delightful as well. They find the positive. Luke keeps me in the reality of this culture, making sure I am hearing the sounds. There are some good ones, and some bad ones, but they must not be missed because whatever they are, here they are real. It's not a show, or a movie that we will walk away from and say that was a great experience. Because this is real, these people are real, and now they are partly our responsibility. We are changed this week. We will not be the same, we will take less for granted, and be more thankful for the little things. The children's ministry went great today. Lauren did a fantastic job on the lesson. The children will always remember Noah and the Ark after today! Blessings on the Lord's day tomorrow. May your worship be heartfelt and sincere. Give someone in your church a special greeting of love and appreciation. Don't take anything for granted in relationships. Linger at the feet of Jesus, and be blessed! Until the next post, many more blessings!
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