Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blessings of Church

Our older son was chosen as one of the 5 youth delegates from the Northeast Jurisdiction to go to the United Methodist Global Young People's Convocation in Berlin. He leaves on Tuesday, and flies to Germany.

Who thought this would be a good idea? It is not an easy thing to prepare your son to leave the country without you. To fly alone to New York to meet up with the group he's traveling with. To negotiate customs and passports and foreign countries by himself.

I realize that it will be a wonderful experience for him, and I am excited and blessed that he has grown into this time. I'm grateful that he will see the world church and know that our faith covers the globe. He has a personality that is great for this chance.

It's still hard to prepare him to leave.

This morning, our church prayed for him. That's what church does. What a wonderful blessing that is.

Image: On the way into Whittier, last morning of the cruise.



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