There are certain memories that you want to store up in your heart and never forget, like precious treasures. Today I had one of those moments.
During my pastor's sermon, he was talking about Paul's journey to Jerusalem and how the people around him tried to discourage him from going. They knew - accurately - that Paul would face suffering in Jerusalem.
Then pastor referred to my trip to Thailand, and how important it is not to discourage me but to encourage me. He said, "We need to be saying, Katie, we are proud of you. We are behind you. We support you, and we will be praying for you." Oh and the best part of the moment was the church saying, "Amen!"
That is a moment I will be sure to remember this summer when I feel a little homesick and missing my friends and family.