Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Church on the Hill

A Contagiously Beautiful Life in Jesus

Blog

Blog

Reflections on day #10

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM

So tonight is our last night in PP. Xave, after a later night than usual, has crashed. But I am still up, having one of those times when you swim in thoughts and questions. I'd love these to be questions Christians ask more often in missions or compassionate work. I wish they were things I had more answers to, but I just seem to have questions. None of them dim my belief that God has called us into this, or make my heart weaker. Maybe they just sharpen it because they are the hard details of help which actually helps.


firstly: what do I as a non Khmer have to offer? I mean in terms of cultural understanding, or even being able to say more than " hello! Thank you!" Too quickly the answer comes to my mind as money- but i know how money has the power to help and hurt, and has often done more harm than good to these communities, breeding unhelpful dependence structures. So what are we being asked by God to offer?


secondly: how do I avoid a Hollywood style tendency (which I will admit I get at times) to want to come and rescue the world? 


There's a lot more swimming round my head. For those of you who are in our community, I'd love you to think and pray on this. If you are readers, grab a copy of "we are not the hero" or "when helping hurts". If you are not readers, at very least have a think about what the Bible actually says about helping people outside your direct community. I'd love your thoughts on this.

for those not in the church on the hill community here would be a great space for you to share some ideas. I think it is totally worth thinking through how to engage BEFORE we jump in and form a partnership of any sort with someone overseas. I need to repeat really, these things these thoughts are really about sharpening the convictions God has placed in our hearts, not losing them. I have met a good swag of people who have  stopped engaging in compassion projects because they were not able to maintain what Martin Luther King Jr called a "soft heart and hard head". The complexities of this issue either hardened their hearts a bit, or fried their brains so the gave up or disengaged in part or in total. This is not our path, this is not the ending God has in mind for us. So it is time to pray, and ask hard questions and wait for the answers He will give us. 


Thanks eveyrone one doe journeying with Xave and me these last 2 weeks. It has been such an adventure, and a treasure for me as a dad which I will keep with me for a long time. We love you, we have needed and felt the blessing of your prayers. And we will see some of you in 2 days!

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

20 Comments

Reply Ahkdjaish
12:16 PM on February 3, 2021 
online pharmacy pharmacy without dr prescriptions herbals
Reply Nncsundus
6:15 AM on February 6, 2021 
risk of generic viagra viagra overnight best price viagra 100mg
Reply Fqhhjaish
4:33 PM on February 7, 2021 
buying prescription drugs canada walmart pharmacy viagra canadian pharmacies-247
Reply Ahbzjaish
10:22 AM on February 10, 2021 
rushmore cash advance money tree loan company paris tn payday loans ehow
Reply Aqcfsatabomma
11:02 PM on February 10, 2021 
cialis & viagra top sale viagracialis cheap cialis alternatives
Reply Jbbnjaish
11:54 AM on February 11, 2021 
viagra ou cialis pas cher pharm support group cialis que precio tiene el cialis
Reply Kbbfbomma
10:08 AM on February 12, 2021 
generic viagra suppliers viagra coupons viagra by pfizer
Reply Jbnvgerge
7:26 AM on February 17, 2021 
payday advance vallejo california low cost cash advance loans payday loan mooresville nc
Reply Fjjuundus
4:14 AM on March 2, 2021 
viagra vs cialis forum how to make homemade viagra low price viagra
Reply Abgcjaish
2:09 PM on March 22, 2021 
https://thesiswritingtob.com/ - thesis template good thesis statement master thesis writing service thesis template
Reply Fbshjaish
11:51 AM on April 3, 2021 
https://thesisacloud.com/ - thesis writing service thesis consulting online thesis writing writing your thesis
Reply Abgcjaish
6:59 AM on April 7, 2021 
https://thesiswritingtob.com/ - thesiswritingtob.com writing the thesis thesiswritingtob.com how do i write a thesis
Reply Rfvbundus
12:29 AM on April 25, 2021 
cialis pharmacy mastercard https://cileve.com/ - where to get my prescription cialis filled cialis black is it safe
Reply Jbsdjaish
6:06 PM on April 25, 2021 
canada viagra order medicine online Super ED Trial Pack
Reply Fbsfjaish
6:48 AM on April 28, 2021 
web medical information https://uspharmus.com/ drugs from canada with prescription
Reply Gvdbgerge
11:45 PM on April 30, 2021 
tadalafil 30 tablet 5 mg https://boxtadafil.com/ tadalafil dapoxetine tablets india
Reply Rebfundus
10:10 PM on May 5, 2021 
cialis wikipedia https://rcialisgl.com/ buy cialis canada
Reply Lebnjaish
7:19 AM on May 6, 2021 
Florinef http://xlnpharmacy.com/ world pharmacy india
Reply Jebgjaish
8:52 PM on May 6, 2021 
wholesale pharmacy https://pharmacylo.com/ buy generic viagra online
Reply Lbsoundus
9:46 PM on May 7, 2021 
wholesale viagra cialis http://ucialisdas.com/ cialis none prescription