"Our Church Sent Us"

Why do those words strike such a feeling of pride, joy, happiness within me? I experienced it and thought nothing of it when I first began reading Letters from Thailand shortly after the last December's tsunami. Today I experienced it again when I came across Postcard from London. It's not limited to Bruderhof, either. Any time I learn of a community of believers pulling themselves together and donating souls to places of need, oftentimes for long-term committments.