A missionary past time… (by Andrew)

I frantically twisted and turned on the door handle, but to no avail. The door was not going to come open and I was stuck inside with no escape; what was I going to do? How would I get out? And for those of you who may be wondering, how did I get into this situation anyway?

Well to answer those questions I guess I need to go back to the beginning where it all started… I had just finished teaching my first two classes for the day, and I had 45 minutes of free time before my next class… I thought to myself “well I could go home and relax until my next class, or I could stay in the staff room and work on grading tests…” I was a bit tired and so I decided to take the first option and go home to rest. Upon reaching home I went up to my room where I turned on my computer and sat down to relax, catch up on emails, and listen to some good music… Well time flies when you’re having fun, and I must have been having fun… because when I looked at the time I had 10 minutes to get to class! Now 10 minutes is usually enough time and to spare, so I gathered up my bag of books and headed for the door of my room and turned the nob…nothing happened…I turned it again…still nothing! The door nob was broken and I couldn’t get out of my room! I turned and looked at the windows…no that wouldn’t work they are covered with bars! I turned back to the door and began inspecting the nob to see if I could take it apart…yes it was possible with the right tools. Oops I forgot! I don’t generally keep my tools in my room. I began looking around and discovered I had one pocket knife, and a safety pin. So I set to work disassembling the door nob…the minutes ticked by…the time for class came and I was still working…working…working. After about 20 minutes of working on it I finally got it apart and opened the door. I was free at last! Now time to go teach again, next time I will be sure to keep a few tools in my room!

The things missionaries can find to keep themselves from being bored! Sometimes I think missionaries have to be crazy to do what they do…well maybe not crazy…but at least committed. Don’t ever tell me that being a missionary is boring, cause it’s not true.

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  1. Maranatha Romania Adventist Mission is a lay self-supporting adventist ministry. We are a group of young people and Christian Adventist brethren from Romania, from many areas of the country who want to serve God and people through our time, talents, money and everything we have.
    As an organization desiring to spread the Gospel, our aim is to work in harmony with the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, and the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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