Day 21 on the Island.
Who are you?
What are you doing here?
This post will not be so much about our interaction with the students, but more about our purpose here.
Today we had time together as a team. This was a good time of fellowship and just checking up on each other. Checking how we each were physically, mentally, and spiritually. Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in what we are doing, that we hardly realize the toll that it can take on us. It's important to check in and see where we are lacking.
During this time together as a team, we also went over our Bible study for the week (Acts 15:1-35). This was possibly the most thought provoking time I have had since we have been here. As a tangent to the Bible study, one of our team leaders posed the question from I Kings 19:9, 13. God has called each of us here for some reason. If He did not call us, we wouldn't be here. But now that we are here, "What are we doing here?" What is God's purpose in us being on the Island?
I do not think that this means we need to know right this moment why God has called us here, but it is definitely a check. I am not here by accident. What purpose am I serving? Am I a help or a hinderance to the ministry that is already in existence here?