As I enter a new decade I’m noticing a shift in my priorities, my vision, and my goals. My life has mainly centered around what I wanted, where I wanted to go, and what was fulfilling for me. And these days I’ve started asking more of “God, what do you want for my life, where do you want to take me, and how can I be used to further your kingdom during my short time here on earth.” .
Well I asked and He is showing me, by revealing a different future for me then the one I thought was in store...one where I always had a comfortable life, a house, and raising kids of my own, instead I hear His voice saying “Go. be the least of these and love the way I love, serve the way I serve, and let me show you my heart for my people and my daughters all over the world.” .
He has taken me to Guatemala for two consecutive years, and last year to Africa. In January of 2019, He is opening the doors for me to go somewhere new...to India. To a country where Christians are persecuted for their faith and where reading the gospel is sometimes at the risk of your life. There the oldest daughters often go into a life of prostitution to provide for their families - to them an honorable vocation.
I’ve been asked to go with a small team of women to go love, minister, and teach/share the love of Christ to the women over there working in ministry who have so few, if anyone, pouring into them. We will also be going to work with and love on orphans, women who have come out of prostitution, those who live in slums, as well as those living within a leprosy community..
If you’ve made it this far and have any desire to partner with me for this trip and donate toward my work and ministry there, it would mean the world to me to have you share in God’s calling that He has placed on my life, and welcome in a new decade (hello 30!) full of hope, anticipation, and promise of all that the Lord is going to do in and through my life in the months and years ahead.
Love you my friends, my family. Together we make a bigger difference then we could alone. Thanks for letting me share a bit of my heart with you.
I think that’s the best adjective I have to describe today. It was full of love-school-conversations-cool, fall breezes-geese honking overhead-rain and sunshine-planning-executing-correcting-LOTS of laundry-reading-
Also-at one point I was super annoyed and I said (out loud, accidentally) “I don’t even want to be a mom any more!”
6 yo said: I can help you run away!
3 yo piped up: And I’ll go wif you!” But in amongst the frustrations and the sighs and the tears, there was love. And peace and joy.
10 year old rushed in, flopping on top of me, covered with haymow and grubbiness, smelling of grass and sunshine, and gave me a giant St Bernard hug-and said, “If I could make a livin’ outta lovin’ you, I’d be a millionaire in a week or two.” Satiated.