West Virginia Outreach - Day 5

 

Day Five

Each day the Samaritan's Purse staff arranges for us to sing a worship song after the morning devotional and before we head out to our work sites. This morning, as we sang the song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), I was so struck by the truth of the bridge for us during this GOTrip. It says, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior." Those words are so true of my experience this week and that of my teammates on the trip. A number of people in our group have shared about how stretched they've been in their work on the assigned houses and how they have witnessed God's faithfulness to them through these new experiences. We also discussed the spiritual reset that this missions trip has brought to our lives. Less connected to media and other distractions for several days, it has been so refreshing to focus on what matters most all week long - loving God and loving people. Today a special moment came when family members of one of the homeowners we're serving stopped by our work site to encourage us and thank us for our service to their relative. We've also had the privilege of getting to know and praying with the homeowners during the week. That personal touch is something I'll treasure as I look back on our journey here. In addition, some in our group have received confirmations about God's calling and direction for our lives in the midst of this time of service. Each of our team members has gained something significant during these moments that God marked out for us to share.