Hello to all!
This past month has held for us a continued process of shaping. Each one of us are continuing to learn what it means to be faithful in so many aspects of life. For me personally, I can't really even begin to put down how God has been transforming me. I've really been learning more and more to allow everyday, every situation be a means of God's transforming love and grace. Just this morning I had to remember the great love of God, and that no matter the chaos or peace my life is--God loves me. That love led God to change his identity forever--the Son became flesh. Through the resurrected Christ we (humanity) can truly find a home in the life of God because God has truly embraced humanity. Amazing.
On a different note, it has been a good transition with the Scotts being here, and we are excited about the possibilities. We are building community together and from that we are dreaming of what the roots of the church is going to be about. I remember a Croatian telling us that as the Nazarene church we will be known for something. What is it that we'll be known for? How will we contribute to God moving here in Croatia? We are praying through what that could mean. We invited you to pray with us about that as well. It is great because we are also doing these things on more of a ground level. Each of us are investing ourselves into different things and people.
I also recently moved in with two Croatian guys--Marko and Darko. It will be interesting as we continue to learn more about each other, our respective languages and the differences of our culture. I truly believe we can move forward in grace, patience and love with each other to learn. I'll tell one story that is already precious to me. Warning...this story may make zero sense to some of you, but I ask you to suffer through it ha :). Marko recently acquired a bread baking machine. When the machine is on it makes a continued noise for a period as it is stirring the ingredients--like a ruh ruh ruh ruh. (I know that makes a lot of sense ha). I decided it sounded like a cool beat, so I decided to begin dancing in my chair as we were already eating bread together late at night. Marko and Darko joined. I stood up and began dancing as if I was a puppet on strings. They lost it!!! I think we were laughing for a solid 20 minutes as we deemed the new bread baking machine "D.J. Baker." Yes, he takes requests.
I hope this has been enjoyable for you to read, and we really need to get better about this blogging thing ;). Sorry for the long pause. Hope you have a good day, and as people here say "Vidimo se (pronounced veedeemo say)". Literally "we see ourselves"...but "see you later."