Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Nerves and Hugs

This past weekend, PK, CT and I went to PK's hometown to visit his family's church. We spoke about our mission and asked for prayer and financial support. PK has trouble ordering at a drive-thru window, so I was the speaker. But after the service, PK stayed in the lobby to answer questions and show our DVD. I was very impressed. He wasn't nervous at all and everyone could tell how excited he is about El Sembrador. I, on the other hand, was shaking. I felt a lot of pressure not to embarrass PK or his family. Still, everyone said that I did a good job and that it wasn't noticeable. I'm pretty sure they're just being nice...or they're scared of me.

We didn't raise very much money, but the experience was priceless. It was friendly and positive all around. And we were able to give out our donation form, so maybe we'll get a few more contributions in the coming weeks. Most importantly, I think PK's parents were much more open and comfortable with the mission following the talk. PK's dad even gave me a hug afterward. And he does not hug. I mean, really, he does not hug. I think he'd rather have a root canal performed by an ape and his orangutan assistant than give a hug.

So, now we're looking for other churches to visit. We've asked a few friends and family members to connect us with their pastors. So far, we've been a little frustrated with the pace of support coming in. I guess this is where we learn to have a little faith and trust that everything will work out like it's supposed to.

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