I can tell you right now, this post won't be that long. The last day's session was sad enough on it's own, since it was the last day. (Which, by the way, I'm trying to figure out how it's already been 2 weeks since we left for Florida. Wow.) But the speaker, Marilyn Lazslo, was really good.
Her story was about going to another country with her partner in ministry, where the people hadn't even seen another outsider, let alone 2 white women. They actually spent the first half hour they were there figuring out if they were men or women, and finally decided that they were neither. Lazslo and her partner tried to record the native's language, and eventually, after 20-something years, translated the Bible into their language.
Talk about loving the world, huh?
Marilyn Lazslo was amazing. She struck me as a wicked awesome Alice-from-the-Brady-Bunch type (since she looked just like her and sounded like her.) with a go-get-'em attitude and a fierce passion for God's work.
Isn't that how we all should be?
Told you this was going to be short.
Here's your NR challenge for this insanely short post. I challenge you to embrace God's calling like Marilyn did. Whether it's going to another country for years to do the impossible, or going to class to befriend a new kid - embrace it. Isn't that the least we can do anyway?
Are you in?