What We’re Thankful For…

  • November 2017

Earlier this fall, I asked the United World Mission office staff to let me know of a few things that they were thankful for. I gave them no prerequisites, but  I found that there was a lot of overlap (while also having a lot that differed). Here’s some of the responses that we had in common:

We are thankful for our families. We are thankful for our friends. We are thankful for a God who sees us and meets our needs. We are thankful to be able to work for an organization that is working daily to fulfill the Great Commission. 

It’s encouraging to me to know that the things that we have in common are rooted in relationship. Each of us said something along the lines about being thankful for God, His Word, and the people in our lives. I find great comfort in knowing that I am surrounded with people who hold those things in such high esteem.

At the same time, however, we are all individuals with specific things that we love and are thankful for. Here are some of the less spiritual and more personal things that we care about:

We are thankful for thunder and lightning. We are thankful for apple pie and ice cream. We are thankful for new paint in our office soon. We are thankful for new staff and our merger with Overseas Council. We are very thankful for coffee. 

There is so much to be thankful for. I pray that we wouldn’t only be grateful during the holiday season, but that we would choose to see each day through the lens of thankfulness.

If you’re reading this, we’re thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving from the UWM team.

By: Renee Gillespie, Short Term Teams Coordinator & Social Media