I’m a big believer in finding out what works best in a situation. Making a plan that can be duplicated, working out the kinks from time-to-time sure but mostly figuring out the “right and best” way to do something. I’m not a fan of reinventing the wheel just for the sake of reinventing it all the time.
When I taught high school math class there was this one former student of mine who would often walk into class and say “New methods today Mrs. Hill?”. To be honest maybe I should have varied my instruction more but I felt like consistency made for the best and most effective practice. (He also always said “It smells like math in here today.”) I won’t name this guy but if it was you please know that those two comments always made me smile.
I find myself in the world of new methods. For the past 7 years now Chris and I have had a huge learning curve in our lives. In case you didn’t know it we had like zero formal training for what we do now for PHA but hey- God equips the called not calls the equipped right? So we spent lots of time and prayer trying to do our best and what we felt was right for PHA. And for our day to day activities we had methods and plans and patterns that could be tweaked and modified.
And then…COVID! Like all the world our daily world has changed so much. So pray for us will you? Pray for our “new methods”. Pray for us to learn and implement them. Pray for others to be receptive to them. Pray for us when we mess it all up and need to start over! Pray for PHA ministry partners in Ukraine as they learn new methods of serving.
We also have a virtual event coming up that we are calling “More than Conquerors.” To be honest we are super excited but also super nervous about how all of that will play out. Please pray for our kids and staff in Ukraine as they share their hearts in this public web-based setting where all their friends can see it too. Please pray for it as we prepare and for the night of the event on October 20th and consider joining us.
Thank you for your prayers, love and encouragement. We feel them and covet them!