Only five days gone and sharing your personal space with others has come with challenges and rewards. 1st night sleep and woken at 5am as top bunk buddy gets up with lights on for his devotional, amazingly instead of anger there came a challenge to not lay in bed but get up, pray and start the day with God. 2nd night at 3am top bunk buddy’s phone drops through the gap onto my pillow and under the bed, again no anger, but helped him to find it. In lectures that same day a story was told about traveller who had lost his phone in a tribal community.. word got around and soon the whole village searched for his phone until it was found.
My room mates early rising caused me to reflect on how lazy I had become, the last four days getting up around 5.30 pm have been wonderful, seeing the sun rise red as a backround for jet black tree branches, while the birds and owls sing in the new day is so calming. Giving God that extra time has energized my days and my community time with others. These last few days have been so rich, choosing to share dorms challenging but so rewarding. To be the best person I can be will happen in community. God sees that it is not good for man to be alone. Hearing how a church raised over 6 million pounds to buy and renovate this college is incredible. Even more so when that church is in Singapore and some members downgraded cars in order to raise the money so that Wales could keep it’s bible college. Only just started,,,,blown away already…….