A Few isn’t really a BAD thing
We took another journey along with 2 SEMISUD students to visit an indigenous church for training children’s ministry workers. This was supposed to be a district-wide training with representatives from 8 different churches. However, we have learned to expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything.
First of all, we arrived and no one was to be seen. A quick phone call revealed that the pastor thought we were coming later in the day. No problem! We took off to a neighboring town that has a famous Catholic church and we played tourist for a little bit.
When we returned to the church, we realized there were only children’s workers from THIS specific church. Another conversation revealed that somehow communication with the other churches didn’t take place. I’ll admit, I was a little frustrated. I mean we had traveled over 1 hour to get there, prepared for a large group with handouts and gifts, etc. What is it the Bible says about this attitude of mine… hmm… not good!
So we proceeded with our training session and a funny thing happened. This “small” group was REALLY into what we had to say. You see, for many of them, our previous district trainings had been too far away for them to travel. They were hearing these ideas for the very first time and scooping it up like it was gold!
Once I got mySELF and my attitude behind me, we had an amazing time of God blessing and annointing. These dedicated, young Christians are truly hungry to know how to teach their children. How to help them apply God’s Word to their lives so that they CAN say no to the lives of sin they see modeled all around them.
As it turns out, this intimate time of training was ordained. I KNOW that the few simple things we brought to them, with the power of God behind them will change their whole ministry. They are now inspired and confident as ministers in Christ. I am thankful that God uses us human vessels even though we are often cranky and frustrated when things don’t go the way WE “thought” they should.