“I work in an at-risk community, but I come here and I get shot.”
-Jörg Wacker rather incredulous after getting hit by a golf ball at a private golf course.
The second year interns went to a golf tournament today. It was run by a company that’s friends with Urban Promise and all the proceeds were donated to us. Jörg and I were at the 4th hole and Erin and David at the 14th. We stood there with nifty little pamphlets, ready to talk to anyone who wasn’t engrossed in their game of golf.
It was an adventure as everything here tends to be. Jörg and I were stranded in the back corner of the course without a golf cart while a giant black cloud stood ominously over our heads. We didn’t like that very much… nor did we like the lightning thunder or hail. Luckily those didn’t last long.
Our friend and Director of Development Tim came to save us and left a golf cart with us. We liked that very much.
Standing outside in the cold and wet most of the day wasn’t all that fun, but the bursts of sun and the golf carts were certainly worth it. Coming into our second year internship driving golf carts had been the only goal the four of us could fully agree on. Judging from the fact that that goal was fulfilled far more quickly than we could have imagined I’ll assume that God expects greater goals from us now.
Jörg might not agree that it was all worth it quite yet. He was in fact hit by a golf ball. On the elbow, from incredibly close range. It must have hurt like crazy.
That was the end of our standing outside and soon transitioned into the best meal I’ve had in ages.Being an intern really gave me a great appreciation for free food. Even at home I find myself giving heartfelt thanks to my Dad for providing me with supper. Food is a wonderful thing.
After school program starts tomorrow and this whole experience was just another reminder of how many people there are involved with Urban Promise that I don’t even know personally.
We have so many supporters, and we couldn’t serve the kids without the funding they provide.
I thank God for each of them, for their prayers and for the way He’s moved their hearts to give to this organization.
“For even if the whole world believed in resurrection, little would change until we began to practice it. We can believe in CPR, but people will remain dead until someone breathes new life into them. And we can tell the world that there is life after death, but the world really seems to be wondering if there is life before death.”
— Shane Claiborne