I have an interview up at http://leadingandlovingit.com today. Come by to say hello and learn a little more about my role as a Pastor's Wife and Illuminate!
Plus, you will get to meet some other really amazing women. So if you are a PW or a women in ministry, come on over!
I told Dan at dinner one night that I wanted to go on a missions trip with him.
I also said I wanted to go on one by myself. He looked a bit shocked. hehe.
But my reasoning for this was not because I want to be away from him or that I dislike serving beside him. I love it. And right now is not the time for me to go on any trip by myself. We have a lot of work to do at Illuminate. The time will come. And I am okay with the answer of No (both from God and from Daniel....just want you to be clear). Sometimes you just have to wait. =)
I want to go on one by myself for myself. I have a heart for children and I eventually want to participate in organizations that deal specifically with children who are in need of love, care, food and hugs. Those who have lost their parents to diseases, war and natural disasters. I want to hold their hands and kiss their cheeks. To let them know that someone does care about them. To share Jesus with them.
A woman I greatly admire is Kay Warren, wife to Pastor Rick Warren. Her eyes were opened dramatically when she read an article about the AIDS epidemic in Africa. She will readily admit she was clueless. And she didn't even think once about it until that article. But God radically changed her perspective and her life. She was ruined....for GOOD. Her book Dangerous Surrender is one of my favorite books of all time. I encourage you to read it if you get the chance.
I want to be apart of changing the world for good. Even if I am just one person. I may not be able to do a whole lot, but a little goes a long way. And I have a mighty big God walking with me. My answer may be no right now.....but I will be waiting patiently for God to say YES.
P.S. When I say missions...I don't just mean overseas. Look around your community. There are so many people who are hurting and in need of love and grace. How can you help and love the people around you?