Friday, June 1, 2012

Friend to Friend Friday

So, as my husband Rob gets ready to head out with our church missionary group to the Dominican Republic & Haiti on Monday, we have been reflecting on the calling the Lord has placed on his heart.   See, my husband has been walking with the Lord for only 5 years, and he shared with the boys & I a few days ago, he would of never imagined 5 years ago he would be traveling the world  to spread the Word of Jesus.  The Lord is so "Awesome."

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."  Mark 16:15

We are so proud of Daddy, his heart is open to the Lords voice. John 14:15

I found this great devotional below via Spreading Light Ministries that says it all.  Please pray for our team as they spread the awesome news of Jesus Christ in places that there is not Hope.

Gift of Missionary
People with the gift of missionary or missions have a heart for evangelism but desire to bring God's word to another culture. This is sometimes known as the gift of apostleship which literally means sent with a commission.

Missionaries must do as Paul did, learn the culture they are trying to reach and attempt to fit in and embrace the culture. They don't come in telling everyone how stupid and ignorant they are for not doing things the right way and worshipping the true God.

Paul lived this when he went to Athens in Acts 17. There he saw that the people were very religious, even having an altar to an unknown god so as not to offend any they might have missed. Rather than tell them how wrong their polytheistic ways were, Paul used the opportunity to tell them about the God they were missing.

Although missions is often thought of as overseas, people can have the gift of missions and use it locally as well. These people reach out to a culture that is different from their own whether it is through a teen pregnancy center, prison ministry, or multicultural church.

Have a great weekend



Kathy said...

This is so exciting! I will be praying for his trip!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lori said...

So glad you stopped by Life, Love, and Laughter. Friends of ours are currently in Haiti and how I wish I was there~snuggling babies, reading to toddlers, playing and praying with the elementary kids.
Keep up the God work.

Tesha said...

How awesome your husband is going! I am saying a prayer it will be a safe and wonderful trip!

Jelli said...

Great overview of missions. (My little family is involved in missions too! Just returned from Italy.) I think that way too often people are misled to believe that missions is only for those willing to go to 3rd world countries and live a life of poverty. Not so! Thanks for sharing, and hope your husband keeps on sharing the Truth!

Piper said...

Wow... I love hearing how God is working in new believers!! Its amazing what God can and will do if we are obedient to His calling!! Thanks for the encouraging comments!

I'm Cindi... said...

Oh how amazing...and yes, AWESOME!!! I hope he has an incredible trip and experience.