We go to serve other people, but sometimes, in the process, God teaches us and we get served too. Before I post the trip finale, I wanted to post this really neat story about how God moves in the lives of those who go to serve Him. The first one is from my sister in Christ and friend, Maggie.
“This is the Maggie part of the blog. Obviously, my name is Maggie. I honestly have no clue what to write, so I’ll explain where I am. We just got into the Williamstown Baptist Church here in Kentucky. Most of the girls had coffee from Dunkin, so I’m a little concerned about how we’re going to go to sleep. We’re staying in a room in the church which probably was a Sunday school room. The girls who aren’t bouncing off the walls from caffeine are rushing around to get ready for lights out, which is at 11pm. Annika is sitting next to me with two pairs of glasses on, and apparently, none of them are hers. About thirty minutes ago the boys (who are sleeping in the next room) all sang the national anthem. To be honest, I’m not really sure why they do this, it happened a lot at West Virginia. They even sang it in the shower and we all heard it in another room.
Kenna asked me to talk about how the West Virginia trip impacted me. I automatically said yes, because I truly have a lot to say. Before I went on this trip, I knew the Lord had plans for me. I am positive that God wants me to go into some type of ministry or evangelizing, but I wasn’t very sure what. I am so eager to go and do God’s work, yet I had no clue how to start. This trip has really shown me that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know God’s plan. You may never know the fullness of God’s plan, and that’s okay. That’s having faith in Him and His plan for you. For a while, I seriously wondered if I should go to seminary, which is a commitment. But I’ve stopped worrying myself over that. I have started to trust my life fully in God, not slaving over what the next step might be. Anyways, thank you, Kenna, for letting me write a little. Maybe I’ll write my own blog. “
Kenna again – thank you so much for praying for us and following our missions trip! If you have any questions, you can comment below. The website for the Orchard is https://theorchardefc.org. If you are searching for a new church, or just passing through on a Sunday morning, and are close to any of our campuses (or even not close!), we would love to have you join us!