Saturday, July 28, 2007

Inspired

I started this post last Sunday, and after reading Darla's blog, I have to finish it.

I first met Tom and Gina while going Christmas caroling and thought they were fun people. Tom had this sarcastic-type sense of humor that I could appreciate. He also thought it was funny that the sign in the trailer park said "Happy children playing". We were wondering where the sad and depressed children were. Maybe they were too sad to play.

Last week at church I got to know their history a little more. They have worked in Central Asia and both of them are moving back again. Basically, Tom told us this (paraphrased because this was a week ago)..."We need to be reminded that the Christian life is this big adventure and there are a lot of cool things to do. I know that God will 'take care of me' whatever 'take care of me' means." They described how each piece of their past was used to hone them for God to use them for the present, even the hard times.

Hope this post isn't too choppy...I need to get in the shower...

4 comments:

chill24 said...

life is an adventure for all of us really stuck with me too!

Karmen Lewis said...

Kim, they did the same for us too! I loved their enthusiasm, passion, and sense of adventure...all genuine and sincere, by the way. I loved how he said almost with surprise or not quite knowing how it happened...the Holy Spirit had somehow made his heart able or capable to do what they're doing. Amazing and inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I've had the awesome blessing to have prayed, cried, eat, and be friends with them. I am going to miss them dearly. Our boys have had the opportunity to get to know each other too. Our home-group will suffer a great void. We are in the midst of a bible study and GB has added so much information to understand the culture in which she is part of, as we are studying about Abraham. I really have been blessed they have a very special place in my heart and I can't wait to have them BACK for next summer!!!!! Qp

GoteeMan said...

Kim - I can definitely relate to what you shared. So much of what we have been through has honed us as well. Thankful for it, although much has not been fun.

Jeff