Comfortable surroundings

One thing I have found really awesome since arriving in East Asia is that it is not so different from home. We are living in a very nice westernized apartment that has pretty much everything I could want—minus Internet, so far.

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My point is I am living comfortably. But that's not exactly what I expected—or wanted, really—when I signed up for this trip. What I wanted was for my comfort to be stripped away so that I really had nothing to rely on but the Father.

I know it sounds weird, but the reason that I wanted this is because I am so ADD, and in the midst of comfort, I find myself distracted by anything and everything. When I am uncomfortable, I look for some sort of escape, and a lot of times it's just easy and wonderful to escape into the word of God.

But I know that I was put here for a reason and that the Father is growing me by having me here. I know that God wants me to be connected to him wherever I am, and that includes comfortable places. So, I have learned to see it as an opportunity to build good habits for when I come back.

Jon, a student at the University of Texas at El Paso, is serving in East Asia with Go Now Missions. His last name is withheld for security reasons.

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