Yet, it is in those times when we can truly grow. For instance, I was able to help with the kid’s Christmas pageant this year. Now growing up in suburbia and helping out with many children’s activities inside and out of the church, the kids would usually sit and listen and for the most part, go along with the program. For all that, trying to get the kids to get on stage and practice their lines for the pageant was another story. When we were ready and I called the kids to the stage, they would just disappear, every one of them left the one time. I couldn’t believe it and I didn’t believe we could pull this off. Yet, I had no choice, I had to be patient. At the end, while we danced off the stage, I think I was more proud of them for pulling through and doing an amazing job than if they had gone along with it the whole time. The kids (probably not knowing they were doing this) completely changed my belief of what it should look like (perfect) to what it could be (awesome) if I just believed in their abilities and who they were. It was, to say the least, an eye opening experience and I would gladly do it again.
To conclude, we want to thank First Trinity for letting us be a part of the church, it is an honor and we are grateful for the people there. You challenge us, change us and move us to be closer to who God is. The people of Trinity strive to live out the beatitudes even when it is tough and that is truly a blessing.
We are grateful
Andrew and Diane