First let me give you a little background information. I am involved with a college campus ministry called Chi Alpha (XA for short) at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. You can find out more here. I play guitar in the worship band on Thursday nights, and help out in what ever ways I can. I believe that this is where God has called me to minister for the time being.
Yesterday, at about 4 a.m., the team of seven left for Slovakia. I wasn't able to go, and I didn't really feel called to go either. However, I did feel a call to support those who were going, and so I did. I helped out with the garage sales by donating old stuff and time. At the first garage sale, Shannon (my wife) and I donated a couple truck loads of old stuff we didn't want or need, nothing special at all. From this about $380 was raised for the Slovakia team! Each person needed to raise over $2,000, and God has provided. They are off on the three week trip now, and in my prayers. You can pray for them too!