It is so so good to be here, be home, in Slovenia. As I was leaving the States, my dear friend Amanda gave me a note to read on the plane. In it she said, "...as you travel and plant parts of your heart in different people and different places, you are always with your home because Jesus is home."
Tomorrow the team from Good Shepherd will arrive to help with English camp. We've been preparing lesson plans, preparing activiites, preparing other stuff, etc, etc, etc! This year we have a bunch of new kids that we've never met and there are many people that we do know that are coming! I can hardly wait for the richness that we'll share!
Part of the way that I've been preparing is thinking through the gospel and how Jesus has completely changed me. This morning the verse that is standing out to me:
"I am not ashamed of the gospel,
because it is the power of God
for the salvation of everyone who believes." (Romans 1)
Being comfortable, believing the steadiness and security of this gospel, the nearness and power of God. This is a free, strong, at home-ish feeling that's for all of us.