Thursday, October 13, 2005

Short Term Missions conference

I'm hanging out with Short Term missions leaders from all over the country and internationally! We just started our conference today, here in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic of the session tonight was International Justice and was given by a lawyer who is part of a ministry that speaks on behalf of people caught in illegal practices all over the world. It was so inspiring and touching. I was also inspired by his exegesis of the story of the loaves and fishes and how Jesus asked the Disciples....what do you HAVE? and to the boy maybe....look what I can do with your LUNCH! Meaning, let's not be overwhelmed with the task (ie. feeding 5,000 people) give what we have to Him and He will accomplish great things through us. He also said, God's way of making His Goodness known to the world is showing His goodness through US. That there is no other plan, no plan "B" for the task of letting Him be known, we are IT. The main text this conference is Micah 6:8 ..Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God."
Check out the International Justice Mission at all you law inclined friends.....maybe God has a place for you in rescuing those who are oppressed and have no one to speak for them, no advocate! Will you?
So, I have a roomate, who currently is all alone because I'm here writing to you... and she is cool. She is from India originally.
So this conference has begun well. I'll let you know how it goes!