Thank you for your prayers. You know that serving Christ means big targets on our backs – we’ve felt you lift us up through jet lag, long days singing “Jesus is Mine” at Vacation Bible School, and conducting job readiness workshop preparation for the immigrants we’re teaching in Cape Town…
It started with a 16 hour plane ride from JFK to Johannesburg and a braai (BBQ) with local church staff here at Common Ground church. It ends with a fuller grasp of the Gospel speaking into the racial brokenness & radical poverty in both our hometowns and with a plea for our God to accomplish what our arms are too short to do.
We live in a world that is looking out for #1. Looking to get what we “deserve.”
Looking out for #1 means we constantly need the world to tell us we’re the best, we’re the smartest, we’re okay. And to be okay, to hack it in this Darwinian environment, we deserve more money, a bigger house, more Twitter followers – to demonstrate we matter. To maintain our “position” in the world’s hierarchy.