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
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