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From Intern Quentin . . .

Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

As Anna and I continue to unpack our apartment and fill the space of our new home, it has given me time to reflect on words spoken to me by a member of the congregation while we were unloading our moving truck. He provided a brief explanation of the area of Seymour, a little on its history, and how Seymour is known as the “Crossroads of Indiana.” So, he asked me if Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America does that make Seymour the “Crossroads of the Crossroads”?

As I begin this internship, I am left reflecting on this title, “Crossroads of the Crossroads.” Defining the word “crossroads,” we understand it as “a point at which a crucial decision must be made” with far-reaching consequences. However, I think it is important to remember not only the big moments in my life with crucial decisions but, the small moments and people who guided me towards this path that brought me here to Indiana. Taking that further,
what is the Crossroads of my Crossroads? 

One crossroad that comes to mind goes back to a youth pastor named Don, who I met on a mission trip in Pittsburgh, PA. While working with Don throughout the week, he encouraged our group to think about where God was calling us in our lives outside of the church. To help me continue thinking about where God was calling me, Don left me with a verse of scripture to think about once our mission trip was over. Matt 5:16, “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” 

So, this month of September, I encourage you to consider the Crossroads of your Crossroads – the moments that lead to where you are and the people who have guided you on your way to working alongside God, community, and the church.

Peace and Blessings,
Quentin Surace