Our Internship group has been talking in the last week a lot about how sometimes we can get so focused on worship as our main ministry that we forget all other ministry and leave it behind. Practical stuff, like getting out of our little Christian circles and spreading the love of Jesus outside. Because, although worship and spending time with God is important, sometimes we just need to get out and do something to help people.
Yesterday, we volunteered with an organization called Deep & Beyond. It’s a group out of this base that aims to provide freedom and discovery to disadvantaged people in our community. Yesterday was snorkel day so we went to a local beach and met up a group of about 20 people with disabilities to help them enjoy a day at the beach.
It was really quite a good day. God takes care of everything. I didn’t even need to go in the water to help anyone and I spent the bulk of my time with a guy named Damien and we just hung around and chatted for a while. He’s a nice guy and we had plenty of stuff in common. It was a really cool opportunity. Nice to get out and really do something hands on and practical.
When all the participants left, I went snorkeling for the first time with Matt. It wasn’t the best day for snorkeling, but it was cool. Definitely something worth doing while I could.
Some general announcement things:
– I’ll be coming back to California after this quarter (around the beginning of April)
– I have my last finance deadline coming up the first Friday of March. I need about $480 to pay for the rest of my fees for the quarter and for my plane ticket to Honolulu (I already have one from Honolulu to California)
As always, I hugely appreciate your prayers. Prayer always does more than we can see. And if you would consider supporting me financially to finish out this quarter, that would be greatly appreciated!