It is sometimes amazing for me to think about the differences in the lives of my different family groups, friends, and youth groups that I have worked with over time. To think that I have had youth freaking out because they didn't have the latest cell and others that have never experienced the joy of an automatic sliding door. I know friends that have stood in line for hours for movie tickets and others who got unbelievably excited about watching a movie on a 17.5 inch computer screen with 45 other kids. "can we watch another one?" They ask. I am blessed to know lots of different kinds of people.
I have asked God before how to talk about the world and family we found in Africa to people in the US, but my new question has become more how do I minister to both groups. What does the nuts and bolts of the vision for Grassroots look like and how can I be genuine to the possible ministry in the US that comes about because of the connection with Grassroots. This was my question last night when I was reminded that it is not about me it is about God. That is the common denominator that should answer all of those questions. God is who is important and if I can follow his lead and minister his way in Africa then things will work out. If I can point to His glory and His desire to see people loved and taken care of then there will be genuine connection here in the US with a ministry of God's. That is and should be the connection, the beginning and ending point for it all. That is how it should be done.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." -Galatians 2:20