During the service tonight, the founder of TTR (Kyle) shared how tired he was and how he truly was at a point of quitting. He didn’t share why, but I empathized and grieved too.
Following the sermon, we had communion. I was given the privilege of holding a loaf of bread wrapped in white cloth. Each individual in my line pulled off a piece from the loaf. As they were doing this, I got very emotional. Some people tugged really hard, some dropped their piece on the floor, some got a small piece and laughed because they said they needed a larger one, some talked the entire time they were in line…I was devastated. I could literally feel every piece that was broken, ripped, and torn from the bread…our Savior’s body! I felt as if it was a picture of how Christ was treated when He was crucified and it was an indication of where the body of Christ currently stands.
Because of the heaviness our leader was enduring alone, a team member suggested we surround him and pray. Because of Kyle’s vulnerability, we joined together to lift him up. Several people began weeping…I believe the entire team had a revelation we too need to unite like we encourage the churches to do! A shift occurred this very night; we became ONE BODY within our own team! In conclusion, we sang “It Is Well.”