This morning I called the little grocery store that's in the town near the Rez and ordered all the bread and buns. It's good to give 'em a head's up so we don't clean them out entirely. They seem to appreciate that as do the other people who live in the town that were planning on sandwiches or hamburgers that week.
I also stopped by Walmart to get a shower curtain for the outhouse that has no door. It is a mission trip and we're all willing to sacrifice comfort and a good measure of privacy, but there are limits.
At the meeting last night we did an exercise that everyone seems to enjoy. Hopefully it builds up the team and helps us see the good in each other. We put our name on a paper and pass it around for the other team members to write a one word or phrase that describes that person (all positive of course). So, my list came out kinda funny.
Crazy (I take it that's crazy is a good way?)
Hot (I also take it that my dear husband wrote that one)
A Christ servant
Locked in on your mission (hopefully not to the point that I exclude other missions - I don't think I do)
Committed (probably should be)
Beautiful (a sweet lady wrote that)
The thing that cracks me up is the "organized" one. When it comes to these trips and events like Rezonate, yeah, I'm organized ... because I couldn't pull it off if I weren't. But ohhhh... these folks should see my desk and my closet! They could probably win in an entry for one of those shows where they take you over for a week and clean everything out and reorganize your life. Looking at those two spaces the word "organized" does not come to mind. At all.
The question has come up a few times in the past month or so about the possibility of someone staying in a trailer by themselves once we get there. Actually, it was offered to me and Brian by the missionary. As much as I appreciate that the missionaries want to take care of me there's no way I would stay away from my crew. We also have a couple that will be celebrating their 25th anniversary while there. I did say I would allow them to use it for that night but not for the week - and I couldn't guarantee what might be going on outside the trailer that night. Really the only person I would allow to use it for the week would be one of our guys who has a physical need. We don't have "special people" on this trip ... just special needs. And yes, you can take that a few different ways.