Well, I don't know who turned the stove on, but the kettle is whistling, and I have to say folks. I gotta get outta here right meow.
Here's the thing. I have been a Christian for just over 4 years now, and missions has never really spoke to me. Going to build a house in Mexico or an overseas third world country has never really tugged at my heart strings. I love the people that do it, and I support them fully- both with prayer and financially, but it was never really "my thing." We have had many people come to our church and talk of places far away and the work that is being done there. Each time, I would sit there and be moved by their experiences, but still not crave the experience myself.
Then I had a friend that went to Cambodia, and when he got home and told us in great detail what he experienced I wanted to get on the next plane. Legit.
Isn't that normal?
And then I watched 3 documentaries that ruined my life. And by ruin, I mean they challenged me in ways I wasn't ready to be challenged. Or at least I didn't think I was ready. But it turns out my heart is VERY ready. All I want to do is take off to Africa. I just want to get on a plane and hit the ground running. I want to work in an orphanage, or build a house, or just pray for people. I want to tell people how loved they are by our Creator. I want to minister to them, and in turn be ministered to. See- the portions of the documentaries that were challenging was seeing these people that are living in the hardest of circumstances and yet their faith is white hot. I want to see what they see. I want to experience Jesus like they do.
Just typing this makes my heart race a little faster.
I need to go. I don't know where yet. I don't know when. All I know is that when I finally told Chris how serious I was about wanting to go, he told me to pack a bag. Then he reminded me that now (before babies) might be the best time to go. So.... It might happen folks. I would be lying if I said I hadn't done a little preliminary research. ;)
So, in closing, will you pray for me please? This is pretty terrifying, and I just because I want to go now doesn't mean that is what the Lord has in mind. I don't want to go anywhere without knowing it's where He is placing me. Thanks friends
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