This past fall Adam and I were students in Antioch’s Church Planting School (see our class picture below). It was a fabulous school, but definitely kept us busy with the 4-mornings-a-week schedule! One particular morning I had somehow managed to have a good amount of alone time, sweet time with Jesus, a shower, ample time to get ready and a full cup of coffee all before I arrived at class at 8:30am. Let’s just say a morning like that is not typical in the Amberg household. With so much going well in the few hours I had been awake, I was in a good mood! Adam and I got to the church and sat down at our regular table with our friends. A staff member greeted us and began engaging us in conversation. In the middle of conversation I randomly said, “I feel like I could change the world today!”. Without hesitation the staff member looked me right in the eyes and said, “Well, why don’t you?”
I was completely taken off guard. My once random thought was now being taken seriously and even encouraged. And it got me thinking. How was I going to change the world that day? How could some small-town girl change the massive earth in a few short hours?
I wish I could tell you I remember what I did that day, but I don’t. I probably finished up class, ate lunch with my husband, had some meetings with people, took care of some things around the house, made dinner and went to bed tired.
But I can tell you what I do still remember – that staff member’s question. And on days when I’d rather give up this crazy adventure of moving our lives overseas I remember that random day in class. I remember a man who took an offhanded remark from a girl who was in a good mood one morning and changed it into a destiny.
*If you’d like to be a part of this “adventure” of mine and Adam’s, click the tab called Give at the top of the page. You can be a part of changing this massive world!