September 23, 2007

Great Sunday

Posted in christian tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, Fellowship, International Christian Tennis Association, melody snelen, rachel snelen, scott paschal, Scott Paschal Tennis at 10:23 pm by Scott Paschal

Hello! This is Scott Paschal. Welcome to the International Christian Tennis Association, ICTA, blog.

Today was a great day. Today’s great day started yesterday,  when the van broke down in Orlando. Rachel Snelen called to let me know the van was overheating. Nice, huh? A van, full of international missionaries from 4 countries, getting an attitude.

Melody Snelen, Rachel’s twin sister, was in the other van with another missionary, fortunately in the same city and fairly nearby. Me, I’m at the ICTAHouse realizing I’m about to be hit with another $500 bill to fix something else that broke.

So, in my self-absorbed world of not wanting to part with another $500, I called a friend I hadn’t spoken with in a long time. Not really to vent, but maybe to get my priorities straight. See, my friend is an emergency room doctor. I know he deals with tough stuff.

I’ve known him a few years. He’s come on an ICTA large-scale mission trip with us to the Nasdaq 100 Open, now the Sony Ericson Open, which is the world’s 5th largest pro tennis tournament. His daughter went, too. She was 10 or 11 at the time. Anyway, he and I could be mistaken for brothers. Same size, same age, same things we like… it’s great. We enjoy hanging out. He’s even come here to Palm Coast and trained with us.

So in my frustration with the van, I called him. We caught up on stuff, then I discovered he lives a few miles from my church! I invited him to come to church with all of us. He accepted and brought his daughter! It was great! He fit right in, met a doctor friend of his there, and really liked everything! After church we all went out to eat, then went to see 3:10 to Yuma, a new movie. The whole day was fun. His daughter loved hanging out with our female missionaries.

I laughed when I realized God used the van breaking down to bring my friend to church. Ok, so it’ll cost me $500 to fix it. So what!?

It’s His money anyway. And He decided to spend some of it to bring one of His children to fellowship with other believers.

What a Great Sunday!

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