Becoming One With Christ

When I first was asked to go to Fort Worth for a mission trip I immediately said yes. To me, mission trips really enlighten my spirits. But the day before we left I was getting details about what we would be doing. They told me I was going to work at a little building called "Fortress" and was going to be interacting with little kids. I already had that sick feeling in my stomach. Working with children is a bit out of my comfort zone and I wasn't sure if things were going to work out.

But I kept my cool and walked into Fortress on Sunday. They gave us the "rundown" on what was generally going to be be accomplished at Fortress. I still was a bit concerned about it. But I knew things were going to work out. Monday came so quickly and there I was, sitting and waiting for my kids to arrive. When they came in, I kid you not, a spark of joy lit up on my face. It felt as if God wanted me to feel this. I worked with the kids and they looked at me as if I was an image of Christ. I seriously felt God working through me to the the kids.

I will be as honest as I can. The 3 days I've been at Fortress has changed my life. It has transformed my heart and made me grow closer to God. Fortress is not only giving the kids a chance to become one with Christ, but has given me a chance to become one with Christ. There is so much love compressed into the small building of Fortress and this mission trip has been life changing.

- Tanner, blogger from Glenwood Church of Christ

Photo of Tanner, Chance, Roy, and Adrian