God’s church is an amazing creation. He takes different people, from different backgrounds and experiences and knits them together into a community which is founded upon His Son.
‘Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” ‘
(1 Cor 1:26-31)
I’m blessed to call these people family and immensely grateful for all they are doing to further God’s kingdom in this part of the world.