On the plane, somewhere in the midst of the 38 hour trip to the Africa180 house, I asked God about the people I was about to meet. I asked him to show me what of Heaven the people of Mozambique carried that was unique in the world. He told me, "They know how to dance on the things of the world and turn them into the territory of Heaven."
After days of eagerly waiting to see what this looked like, I was invited to go over to the vocational training school and talk with them about identity. We talked about the fact that it is not what we do—our work—that affects our world but rather our behavior, how we treat people...who we are while we do what we do that affects the people we interact with and shapes the world that is our future.
As soon as I was finished, Tracy grabbed their attention and brilliantly had them live it out, then and there. She told them to care for each other, in what ever they're going through right then. They all began to share what challenges they're facing at the moment and then prayed over each other.
Then I got to see what He was talking about. They began to dance. They danced on the ground where they currently stood but their dance was an expression of their love for each other and their unity in the challenge.
It was such a gift to me, to see a family of people who understood how to transform their moment and their world by celebrating what was worth focusing on, regardless of what else they were in the midst of.
Missionary, Coach, Friend