Sunday, July 11, 2010

SEND THE LIGHT

We had a commissioning service tonight at church for several groups, young & old that are going on mission trips this summer.  

The countries are Eucador Japan, China, and Egypt.  

A small church from a small town in Texas sending out that many to spread the gospel!! Wow!! The ages ranged from 16-58.  Some have been on mission before, but for some, it is the first time.  

One person in particular that is the reason for my post is Carla.  I first met Carla when she was in the 7th grade and I was her Sunday School teacher.  She has had some rough roads in her life one of which was that her mother was murdered when Carla was just a teenager. She grew up,married and has grown children now.   She plays the keyboard in our church orchestra and has been very faithful.  Now tonight to see her giving her vacation to go on a mission trip just really inspires me. 

It is also very encouraging that as you get older you do not just quit.  
This is a very brave endeavor for a 50 something.  

The other thing that inspires me is that I have lived long enough to see those children that I have taught and watched grow up continue to give their lives for the eternal.  Now I know that she is not going to Egypt because of anything that I did in her life; but to have the blessing of getting to see this is just more than this  grandmother can believe the Lord would let me do!!   

 How great is our God!! I ask you to pray with me for these and all of those around the world that are giving of themselves to spread the gospel.  

This reminds me of one of my favorite verses : 
Deut.6:7 "You shall teach them(God's Word) diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up." 

That just about covers it. We are to teach the next generation God's ways or guess what?? There will not be a next generation of God followers.  

Let us be busy about that so that there will always be a Godly legacy.. 

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Mom, what a story! That moment must have made you so very proud to be a servant of God! Wish I could have been there to see it! This remembrance brought tears to my eyes!

    Keep up the good work! You just might still have a few more ladies to impact!! (like me!)

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  2. Mom, a group - a mission trip - is here at our church right now from Ohio. They are doing for us what you have described here. I never thought I would be on this side of ministry... but it is indeed a beautiful thing! Thanks for putting this all into perspective. It makes me wonder who influenced the people who are here with us now!! I bet they look a lot like you!

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  3. Thanks for joining in iFellowship! We always love to see your link up. I love your blog! Thanks again.

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  4. Awesome post! I'm here from iFellowship. Have a great day!

    Cheryl
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    Enjoy this day the Lord had made!
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  6. Wonderful! Stopping by here from iFellowship!

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