if you could do anything …

Posted: February 14, 2008 in ministry

The other night I was talking to my friend Daniel. He and his wife run The Restoration House, a ministry that provides temporary housing and support for single mothers. I asked him how, exactly, they came to start this ministry.

Basically (not in his exact words), they were in a small group meeting, and a person in the small group asked everyone, “if you could do anything in life…with no concerns about money, time, difficulty, etc…what would you do?” Daniel’s wife, Mandy, answered, “I would buy a big piece of property and provide housing for single mothers.”

Within a few weeks, guess what happened? A big piece of property, with more than one living space, very near to where they currently were living, went up for sale. They bought it. They did a bunch of renovations and put together a ministry plan. And now Mandy’s dream is being fleshed out in reality.

That’s totally amazing. And as I think about it, I’m trying to answer that question for myself. If I could do anything in life, with no worries regarding money, time, difficulty, etc…what would I do? My answer? I’m not really sure. I have ideas. But no true sense of “calling” in a specific area. It’s something I’m praying about. And once that answer becomes clear, I hope I’ll have what it takes to pursue it. Give it some thought. What would you do?

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  1. x-ray chick says:

    Well, if I could do anything? Eliminate poverty. Erase the stigma of Mental Illness. Eliminate homelessness (kinda goes with the whole poverty thing.)

    God has placed a situation in my lap to possibly work with mentally ill/homeless.

    I can’t be more psyched.

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