Monday, October 26, 2009

Time Travel

The days are advancing quickly. November 3rd, 2009 races toward us like a slipstream. Suitcases are receiving final preparations and goods. Evaluate, organize, pack, weigh, re-evaluate, re-organize, and re-pack. It seems to our group a never-ending, wearying process. But need beckons, duty calls. The unfortunate, the unloved, the forsaken, the hungry await. We are about to climb into the American Airlines’ time travel machine and jettison ourselves into a different time and place. The date on the calendar will remain the same, but we will arrive at a place in the far distant past where oxen plow, electricity is sparse, and the children are forced to work if there is any hope of acquiring a meal for the day. A culture where schools possess no media, no computers, not even a lunchroom. We love these delicate vessels of God, these treasures of earthen clay. I pray our journey is God’s success, that our labor brings these brave ones hope and courage to face another day. The magnitude of their daily lives strip me of my false sense of security. Let us be careful to remember that we are blessed, that the poverty of the flesh and heart are different; that suitcases of goods only meet the temporary needs of but a few, but for the blessing, the breaking and the multiplying of the Master. We go with our sack lunch to feed the masses, but we go in the faith and the power of the one who says there will be enough. Blessings.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi pastor doyle. Mommy is teaching me how to send you guys messages.

Ekul said...

well you didn't write on your travels on Nov.2nd. I hope that you made it to your first destination safely. I love all of you, even the ones I haven't met. My intention is to give you guys a joke of the day each day. So here it is....

how do you check to see if you have the swine flu?

taste your booger and if it tastes like pork rinds you have the swine flu

Hope the swinw flu hasn't hit haiti yet and I hope you wash your hands at the airport. I will be praying for you always.
Luv yu much,
Autumn

stacey hasse said...

God Bless and watch over you all on this trip. Your words are so inspiring. I'm glad you have such a great group of people with you and I can't wait to hear all about it. Love and hugs to you all from our family.