Auto Owners Insurance has as their motto, The No Problem People. When you have an insurance claim the last thing you want is a problem. The reason you are calling your insurance company is because you have a problem! You don’t want the headache of more problems. I have come to appreciate that motto. I have come to appreciate no problem people. I love no problem people!
When you are taking kids on a trip to Work Camp you do not want problem people. You want kids that are going to behave… do what they are supposed to do… and not create problems. On a youth trip you have enough problems!!! You appreciate no problem people!
In church, no problem people are a real blessing. Those who love the church and work had to fit in as best they can into the church’s program and are a source of encouragement to all who come. Paul in 1 Timothy 6:4 talked about individuals who had a morbid craving for controversy. It seems like every church has its controversy people. Auto Owners would call them problem people. There are those whose speciality seems to be controversy. I think there should be a new Beatitude: Blessed are the No Problem People. Then, again, maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said, Blessed are the peace makers.
I was Site Leader 15 at the recent work camp. That means I was responsible for getting the job done. It was my responsibility to organize the job… assign duties… and yell at people. And, oh year, I got to paint and work hard too. My group was only 8 people this year. Mary a 22 year old Oklahoma Christian college student… Jessica (Nashville) – 13, Nora (Nashville) – 13, Tyler (Florida) – 14, Austin (Florida) – 13, Titus (SouthSide) – 14 and Jacob (Parkersburg, WV) – 18, local Ohio Valley freshman. I don’t know if I’m getting older but it seems like the kids are getting younger! In my 2 years experience at work camp this was the youngest crew I ever remember. Imagine painting houses with 13 and 14 year olds??? But, they were no problem people! The younger kids had a mind to work as Nehemiah would say. It was a joy to work with them.
Last night in the dorm. I needed sleep for the long drive the next day. But it was the last night. The kids went wild. Lots of noise and pranks. About 2:00 AM things settled down and I got about 4 hours sleep for the ride home. Where were the no problem people? I might add, the kids from SS were no problem people. We traveled well together and made good time. A huge thanks to Sherley Cooper who is a no problem person and who made this years trip a success.