Tuesday, September 15, 2015

One last summer mission trip: Guatamala 2015

Our red-head started her senior year of high school recently.
Honestly, I'm not one to say, "I can't believe she's a senior."
Or, "It went so fast."
Because it hasn't.
Frankly, getting her through school, to actually do her schoolwork, has been long, arduous,
and often a pain-in-the-neck.
I have had many days when I couldn't wait for it to simply be over.
There are no tears being shed over here.
Not yet, anyway.

But I can say, that it has been awesome watching God develop her interests and capture her heart!
This last summer she wanted to go on two international missions trips.
Her first trip to her to the Philippines.
Her second adventure took place in June and landed her in Guatamala.

While there, she participated in evangelistic outreach ministries to children involving skits, puppet ministry, and personal evangelism.

They planted seed.
The kind you leave in fertile ground,  and somebody else waters.
The kind where someone else gets to harvest the fruit later on.

Some of these children had never heard of Jesus.
Or that He died for their sins.
And made way for peace in their hearts.

"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent?

As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!"
Romans 10:14, 15

Each trip she makes leaves an invaluable impression on her heart.
She sees parts of this globe that we could never teach her about.
She sees the need that all cultures everywhere need a Savior.
She sees that she lives in a culture of excess and opportunity,
but that most people squander it.....are bored with it.
She sees that God can use her.
If she just opens her hands to receive all He pours out on her everyday,
and sees how much she really has to give.
She just has to say, "Yes!"

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