There are great debates in Presbyterian Theologian circles about whether God sends the equipped or equips the sent. Of course there are Biblical examples and modern day examples of both. I have to say that I have never been on a Church Project before where I have had such an overwhelming feeling that this team was specifically constituted AND equipped for a “purpose” by God.
How by chance could we humans have put together the calm organizational skills of Allen; the group play skills of Larry, Dee-Dee, and Kay; the bubble and tattoo skills of Pat, Lorraine, and Betsy; the glasses fitting skills in the midst of uncertainty of Paul, Russell, and Francoise; and the behind the scenes exuberance of Sam? This team was uniquely constituted to do a specific mission to the country and mountain villages of Honduras… And we are doing just what God expected.
What a blessing to all of us to be a part of such a uniquely constituted team, and to be given an opportunity to play a part in God’s great plan. This did not happen by chance. It could never have. The odds are too great for such a convolution of people, talents, and needs. The only answer I can see is that God , personally, has called us who are equipped AND equipped us who are called. What fun it is to see “a plan come together.”