After 2 days of processing all that I learned during our week of training, I have come to a few conclusions that I would like to share with you:
1. My world view is forever changed.
2. I am changed.
3. I am responsible for what I now know.
4. I have learned so much…and still have so far to go!a
I have been painfully aware of the huge gaps in my ability to minister in a helpful way. I was prepared to enroll in your training 2 years ago, when my best friend suffered a brain aneurysm and I decided that I was needed long term at the hospital and in rehab. In December, the Lord instructed me, through the word of a stranger, to return to the pursuit of Chaplaincy. After again examining the program offered by my denomination, I decided that I desired a more practical, hands on, bigger picture kind of training. Boy, did I ever get it! To continue, I enrolled in FEMA 100 today and my membership application packet is ready to mail off tomorrow.