Nov 25, 2012

Reaction to Volunteering First Time

I recently joined SYM on a mini-mission trip on a Monday or Friday. When we were done with the mini-mission trip, you asked us our impressions, and something difficult, something amazing, etc. And in true East Coast WASP fashion, I put a happy face on the whole experience - all sunlight and rainbows - and went about my way.


Well, I'd like to end the Waspy habbit and tell you what I actually experienced. I felt utterly inadequate, ignorant, and frivolous. How did these people - kids - get to where they are? What can I possibly do or say that makes an ounce of a difference?


I want to tell every one of them about Christ and how much they're loved but I don't even know how to begin. And yet I woke up this morning wondering how they were doing. Are they safe? Did they sleep?


None the less, I feel strongly pulled towards SYM and doing this again and again. I have no words, no reasons why. But I have come to understand that this strong of pull is the act of God in my life. So I follow.


I hope what I have is enough, and I welcome any advice or direction. I'm signed up for both Monday morning and Friday afternoon. I look forward to being there.


God bless,

A Volunteer


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