Thursday, October 8, 2009

Full Circle

In May, I attended a seminar on orphan ministry. As I got ready to leave for the summer, I wondered just what role it would play in my life.

A few days after I returned to St. Petersburg, I got an invitation to a sort of reunion prayer meeting for the people who had attended the seminar (and anybody else that wanted to come). It was interesting that I was beginning on the same note that I had finished on.

I'll be honest, I hadn't gotten to know the other people that well since there was so much to take in during the sessions. But there was a general atmosphere of unity that drew us together despite being near-strangers. And we were all eager to try out these new connections and see what we could do as a representation of the Body of Christ. +/-

This time, there were familiar faces, even if we did have to introduce ourselves all over again. I immediately met some kindred spirits. As we went around the circle, specific callings started to match up. There was a sense of hope that we could work together. Some of us are visiting the same orphanages. Some of us are working with the graduates whom others knew when they were still at the orphanage. Even in cases where we are spread out, there are certain phrases and insights that strike a chord with everyone.

It is all just little pieces, and I still don't know what it means. But it is progress.


  1. Can't wait to hear what is in store for you!

  2. Sorry I missed it but teach English on Monday nights. Maybe next time.

  3. Where do you teach? Did you go to the MIR meeting? I can't go now because I have class.


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