Things I never thought I’d do…

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So I had plans for things I thought I would do in my life.  Things that sounded enjoyable and comfortable.  But more than that I had plans for things I wouldn’t do in my life.  Here is a short list in no particular order that you might find entertaining of where I was wrong about those plans.

Ask for money- I loathe it, but I value the work that is happening every day in Ukraine.  If we could make it happen on our own we would, but we need your help as well as God’s to make it happen. So we ask and we ask often.  It has become one of the main roles we fill but it is a role in the bigger picture of PHA’s ministry and the bottom line is it takes funds to do this valuable work.

This many crafts- This may come as a surprise but I’m not usually very crafty.  I don’t really know how to make things from popsicle sticks and my paper roses look about as much like a rose as they smell like one.  I never took art in high school and I think I now know why but crafts give me the chance to relate to kids.  A place to start building trust and relationships.

Dance in a tutu- Nobody wants to see this….except a bunch of laughing Ukrainian orphans.  Anything for the children right?  I don’t mind being a laughing stock.

Preach- I stand by my long time claim to not be a preacher.  I don’t even like public speaking but I find myself on a regular basis doing what many might claim to be preaching.  It goes in the same category as asking for money.  It’s just part of it.  We should all be prepared to give an account and that includes me.  And shouldn’t our faith push us out of our comfort zone?

These are just a few of the many things I never planned on doing but have and will continue to do.  I’ve often heard that God has a sense of humor and I tend to believe it so make your plans and prepare to have them changed.  We can’t wait to see what’s next!

-Chris

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