One of my favorite things about living here in Central Asia is our team. I love our team and especially that it is made up of people from different backgrounds and countries. I love how God has called us all to this place with our unique abilities and quirks and somehow is using us to do the job he has called us to do. Being far away from family, they are our family here in this place. We shop for each other, take care of each others kids, and cry together when we are hurting. We pray together, train together and plan together. We cause each other to think about life differently. We challenge each other to stick with it and stay on task. We are not perfect but we are a team. We have our squabbles but we make up. We have our differences of opinions but come together on what really matters. Most of all we have a God who has put us together in this place to grow and use us. I am thankful to be a part of it all.
Dear God, Thank you for the church and how you put us together with others to grow us and use us. Thank you for the team our family is in. Help us to love and care for the members of our team. May we learn from them and they from us. Most of all, may your kingdom be reflected in our interactions. Amen