"Go into all the world and preach..." Mark 16:15
Africa! Always on my mind! An obsession or something I'm waiting for? I just don't know yet! I think about going there constantly. I think about the people there constantly. I think about our sponsor child Vicktor & wish we could do more.
I'm so thankful for the internet that allows us glimpses anywhere in the world. Last night I spent time browsing Africa's orphanages sites. There are just so many! Its overwhelming. And almost every site has a sponsorship program much like Compassion and World Vision do. You can sponsor a child there thru the orphanage they live at. Or you can go & volunteer at any number of them. I just spent the evening looking at them, wondering if its something we would want to do some day.
Also the ships. Mercy Ships and OM Ships. I had a chance when I was in Bible College to spend some time with one of Operation Mobilisation's literature ships while it was in port. It was fascinating. We spent an afternoon building crates & pallets for them as well (the first time I ever stepped on a nail - it went right through the sole of my boot) So because I was familiar with them already, I spent some time on the OM site, checking out their needs, where they are going, etc. These ships are mostly deliverers of good news. Like a floating library of Christian literature. They amazed me with their stories of how God provided for them at different ports!
I think about family members & friends I know that serve in the mission field or that have served. I think about the wonderful people who serve in their own communities, sometimes that is the hardest place of all.
Have you ever had a missionary experience/ a mission trip/ or a story of servanthood for Christ that you would like to share? Please share with me!
I draw your attention friends to the Great Commission, one of the last things Jesus said on earth to us: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15 Please pray for our fellow missionaries as they obey God's commandments!