Imagine running out of food in your home. Imagine having no source to get more food. Imagine crying out to God to provide.
And then suddenly... imagine a group of youth and young adults from Immanuel Church, partnering with Praying Pelican Missions and an amazing local church arriving at your door. The students, along with the local pastor give you a large bag of groceries including rice, beans, sugar, flour, tuna, tortillas, oil, carrots, potatoes, onions, and seasonings. You break down at the sight of it all, knowing that God heard you and sent an answer before you even had the chance to tell another person your need.
That is exactly what I was able to witness this past week as my former youth group from Immanuel Church went door-to-door, showing the love of Jesus Christ. This is being obedient to Jesus to go on a mission trip when it is easier to stay home. This is a local pastor that hears from the Lord as he plans which homes to go to. This is what we Normans are called to do, build a bridge between cultures in Christ's name.