Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A or B?
I leave tomorrow for Indianapolis and the ACFW conference.
The American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference.
I swear, Redheads, it is FAR easier for me to contemplate trekking to Bolivia to join a radio distribution mission team than to face 600-700 people at a conference.
The hardest thing about going to ACFW from the 12th to the 15th ?
The throngs of complete strangers?
The most difficult thing? The most heart wrenching thing?
I cannot join the radio team leaving for Bolivia on September 16th.
Life is full of hard choices, and sometimes God takes away something we love and replaces it with something we love.
And so here I am.
Going towards something He's blessed, and walking away from something He's blessed.
And I didn't have to make the choice, God made it for me, arranging things to so closely overlap that going to Bolivia would be impossible. He closed those doors with a look of love on HIs face.
Then He blew open the doors for me to go to ACFW, I KNOW this.
There will be more teams in the future.
There will also be more conferences.
But for now, I'm not walking up a hill, bringing the Gospel to the Quechua Indians of Bolivia, I'm walking up a hill to bring the Gospel to Native Americans. I'll do my best, and leave no stone un-turned to write something that takes the reader's breath away.
And I'm fairly certain God will get me back to Bolivia. But not next week.
Vaya con Dios, Alex and Company!!
Oh, and I won't be blogging for 2 weeks, see ya on the flip side!!!