Last week while we were waiting for Old Faithful to go off in Yellowstone, I struck up a conversation with another lady who also used to work at Canyon Village. We were reminiscing about living in the Park. It's an experience like no other.
She now works in tourism for Montana and gave me a few of these Get Lost stickers. It occurred to me later that there are different ways to get lost. They're promoting getting lost physically in nature, which here in Montana is a pretty awesome thing to do. (Seriously, if it wasn't so far from family and well, everything, I could live here! There's a reason they call it Big Sky Country!)
But you can be lost emotionally and spiritually as well. SO many of my coworkers in the park were very lost, the seasonal work does not lend itself to stability. And I was fairly lost the first summer I was here, emotionally. It was the first time I'd really been away from home and stuck it out. I came knowing no one and most of the other staff did not share my views on life.
Into that situation came two things. First, a closer relationship with the Lord because I had no one else to fall back on (there's still no cell service in the Park if that tells you anything). And secondly, the ACMNP team in my location who adopted me even though I hadn't applied to be part of their staff that year.
Maybe it was easy to see, but maybe not. There are lost people all around us. Will we take the time to be community to them?
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