Summarizing the NAUMS 2011 Father’s House Israel Trip, despite the fact that it was the most informative and enlightening trip I have ever been on, has been a surprisingly difficult task. As one might imagine, I have been asked by numerous friends and family members, and members of our congregation, to share what the most influential or to isolate what my favorite part, of the trip was, but I have to admit that there wasn’t a most influential or favorite part of the trip for me. Each and every day there were multiple parts that I was very fond of and that were quite influential, The entire trip, from beginning to end, was packed full of information and spiritual depth.
I honestly wish the trip hadn’t ended, and I have been suffering from feelings of … homesickness??? Kind of strange, but it is true. I want to return with the The Father’s House each and every time they go to Israel. Perhaps the Lord will open a door for that to happen.
I have come down to one simple statement that sums up my feelings about the trip, or maybe a better way to say this is to say that this statement sums up my feelings toward God since experiencing the NAUMS 2011 Father’s House Trip to Israel, and that is this … I have a lot more “Want To” where it comes to serving the Lord. Having experienced Him on such a real and personal level, I don’t want to do anything that would displease him. The experience has deepened my relationship with The Lord and has made me a better minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.