As summer starts to show signs she won’t be here forever and the school year will quickly be upon you, it’s time to extend an official “Howdy” and “Welcome” to you who are new to the field, having arrived recently or will be soon to arrive.
Want to know one of the hardest parts of living overseas? Nope, it’s not the size of your kitchen or the type of bathroom you have (though both may be stressful). One of the hardest parts? How much you will need to ask of others. How helpless you may feel. How tired you may feel that you can’t provide for yourself in ways you could just months before.
But more than being hard, it’s one of the sneakiest ways the enemy wants to keep you isolated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. So, this week we’re pushing back. We’re talking about how hard it is to ask and ask and ask and swim in what feels like neediness.
We’re hoping that collectively we can say, Jesus was on to something when he said, “Ask and you shall receive.” We’re asking. Asking in quiet whispers, using the wrong words (What? I asked for what? Why is this language so hard?!), asking with expectation.
Please join us at The Grove beginning on Thursday, 6 pm US EST to share your own stories and insights as we gather around the theme of Ask.