Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Change of Plans

Well…Saturday was quite the day. The plan was for a group of us to drive a little outside of Brasov, Romania to hike up Seven Ladders Canyon and then hike back down and go home. However, that is not quite how the day went.

The first bump in our road to Brasov came in the form of one of the two vehicles we took breaking down. Apparently it is not uncommon for this to car to delay a trip for a little bit; however, this time the problem with the car could not be fixed. That was not the only road bump we ran into, but we did eventually make it to Brasov. However…we did not make with enough time to allow for our hike. Instead we ended up enjoying some time in Brasov for the rest of the day.

This is, obviously, the short version of the story, mostly because I don’t want to type out every detail, but you get the gist of the adventures of the day. But even with all the messed up plans, and frustration that could have easily taken over in each of the moments where the plans went awry, it was a great day. Yes we sat on the side of the road for two hours instead of getting to Brasov on time. So instead, we were able to enjoy two hours of great conversation with our Romanian friends. I think it’s a true testament to the change God has made in my thinking that I can take a day that did not go as planned and just enjoy what makes a day worthwhile—good friends and good conversation....and memorable moments.

Making the most of our delay...eating cherries that David brought.
In Brasov we went to one of the narrowest streets in Europe,
Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

God has been teaching me a lot since we've been here; especially, that my brain really tends to get in the way. There have been a couple times in which I have just dreaded going to work with the kids or something of that nature, simply because I feel a little tired or nervous that the lesson isn't good enough. However, I always go, regardless, and every time, as I’m embraced (or tackled) by children, God reminds me that this is not about me, and that my tiredness and worries are all just my selfishness. I thank God that he has put me here and I pray that he will work through me without me getting the way. And we’ve only been here a month, I can’t wait to see what revelations and slaps in the face the next month and half bring for me and for all of us.


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