"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma."
beautiful right? yes it is.
this is what i hope to do while i am in latvia. wherever i go, i want to imitate my God. i want to walk in love. i want to love sacrificially just as Christ did.
how did He do this? He withheld nothing. He literally gave Himself up for us. His body was offered as a sacrifice for us.
sit and think about that for a second... He gave Himself up... for us! amazing.
that is what i want to be about. that is what i seek to do over the next two years (and the rest of my life). i want latvia to see Christ's sacrificial love through my body. i want them to see me walking in His love. amen.
i will be attending josiah venture orientation in chicago from april 10-13. while i am there i will also be meeting up with scott runzo (the josiah venture country leader for latvia) as well as a few other friends from my previous trips to latvia. thankfully i will also get to stay a few more days in chicago to spend time with one of my best friends (chad little) and his wife (polina) who live in chicago and are both students at moody bible institute.