Head 5,751 miles due east from Colorado Springs and you'll hit the small town of Resita, Romania nestled at the south western edge of the Transylvania Alps. Actually, with about 80,000 people, it's really more of a city, now that I think about it.
That's what I've been doing a lot of these past few days. Thinking. And thinking. And more thinking. What have I signed up for?What have you donated money (thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou) for me to do?Am I going there to build something? Teach? Lead a camp? Counsel? ...Sing?
The truth of it is, yes, all of the above. 2 students, 2 teachers, and one brave principal are going to a K-12 Christian school in the city to help, learn, serve, and work with the teachers, staff, and students in whatever ways they need.
This is, hopefully, going to be the opening chapter in a great story between two schools from different cultures sharing one faith. After all, that's what it's all about, right?
start with one sinner redeemed by Christ, mix in one part navy brat, two sisters, add two brother-in-laws, sprinkle with the laughter of 3 nieces and a nephew, a dash of education, equal portions of successes and failures, top with two high quality parents, scatter around the country and cook for 32 years. For high altitudes: add some great music and beautiful mountainsides.