Two driving values inform The Global Immersion Project’s Exposure Phase: (1) to create space for the spontaneous to occur and (2) to walk the neighborhood streets rather than the manicured paths of tourism. We recognize that the spontaneous moments are rich with potential for relationships to develop and that the neighborhood streets are the spaces where encounters with everyday people occur. In this post, TGIP Learning Community participant Kristen McCormack reflects on a moment of embracing the spontaneous in the streets of Bethlehem.
I don’t know how God sorts it, but I took my very first breath in a shiny-floored, disinfected smelling hospital room in the States. And that breath has gifted me an almost guarantee at food on my table, money in my pocket, and a little blue book that allows me the freedom to go where ever I want.