OCG Challenge #10

Have you had a chance to join your Operation CrossGen friend on his or her turf yet? Hung out where he hangs out, engaged in an activity she feels strongly about? Tell us about it. What did you learn?

Now, it’s equal time time. Invite your OCG friend into your world. Spend some time together doing something that is very much a part of your world, whether a hobby or a difficult task or a cause or a mundane part of life. Afterward, debrief with your OCG friend about the experience and be share your experience with all of us.

Operation Cross Gen

OCG Challenge #10

Flag Day

It’s Flag Day and the flags they are a-flyin’! We love to broadcast our colors, don’t we? School colors, team colors, national colors. Those colors show identification. They show membership, association, community. And while patriotism is a natural and good trait, Christians always know they’re not quite at home yet. We look forward to an eternal home – a city, a kingdom – aglow with colors richer than any we can ever fly, salute, wear or paint on faces here.

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Flag Day

Bonding in Switzerland

Bonding through quilts and frogs … in Switzerland.

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We always enjoy a day off during our intensive Women-to-Women Ministry Training (WWMT) trainings in Switzerland. This year the participants and facilitators spent a lovely spring day in Basel. One of the participants in Discovery Bible Study (DBS), Ann, is a quilter and wanted to find a quilt shop in a suburb. I decided to go with her even though I am not a quilter.

Ann is an introvert and was ready to explore Basel and the quilt shop on her own. All she felt she needed was a map and her sense of adventure. However, she was willing to have someone join her on this expedition. I tend to be more task-oriented and often forget to make room for the Holy Spirit, so I wouldn’t normally have seen a reason to go with Ann. But, I’m glad I went.

God used that day of walking, talking, eating lunch in a beautiful quiet park, discovering a sign we could not begin to understand (Frog Crossing?) and just spending time together, to help us get to know each other better. God stretched Ann out of her normal mode of aloneness and reminded me of the importance of listening to the Lord.
–Trish Barrett, WWMT facilitator

Bonding in Switzerland