Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wannabe Missionary?

Well, one thing I've always wanted to do is be a missionary. Yeah, I know that I can be one everyday, everywhere I go. And well, to be honest, I'm probably not as good at that as I should be. Even so, I am going as a sponsor/chaprone with 12 teens from our church to the island of St. Vincent. There the teens and chaprones will run a VBS for the community and have a couple youth rallies. My son is one of the teens going, and my HWH is another one of the chaprones. One thing I know about myself is that I learn best by doing. In all aspects of work, schooling, and such. When I am teaching Sunday School or leading a Bible Study I suspect I learn way more than I am able to communicate to those in my classes. I don't expect this adventure will be any different.

My heart has always had a burden for teaching others about Christ and his love and life lived and forfeited (ahh, to rise again!) for them. I feel certain that without Christ as my Savior I wouldn't be alive today, and I pray that I can help spread the hope that is in Jesus, just as someone spread to me. Please pray for us as we begin preparing for this July trip!

4 comments:

Melissa said...

How exciting! What a great opportunity for your family. It sounds like a neat trip! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your pictures.

Heather said...

You are listed on the blog list of Angie at Keep Believing. You know that she lost her husband to cancer on March 17. Angie and Brian would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on April 19. I am hoping that I can get everyone in her blog list to post on their blogs at 12:00 am on April 19 a post with the title “Keep Believing” so that when she opens her blog, her blog list is filled with recent posts all titled “Keep Believing”. I don’t know how else to arrange this other than commenting on blogs, so forgive my off-topic comment. I would ask that you keep the post up for 24 hours in case she doesn’t look right away, and you don’t have to publish anything with it, just the title will do. I am using the scheduled post feature provided by blogger so I don’t forget. Thanks so much. Heather.

Miss Paula said...

Everyone needs to do a missions trip. You come back with a new perspective! My husband and HS daughter went to AZ for the week to work with the San Carlos Indian Reservation. (And yes, Indian is in the title) They are going to be painting inside walls that were drywalled last week! Plus the afternoons are spend with the people! You have a great opportunity!!

Shawna said...

I'm sure your trip will be amazing! I went on a mission trip in college to Mexico, and it still has a big impact on my life.