Monday, February 27, 2012

The Smallest Missionary

1 Timothy 4:12

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.

Son recited this verse at his preschool graduation.

I had no idea that at the young age of 9 he would go on his first mission trip.

The Great Commission looks a whole lot different in these faces.

The call to reach the nations.

To spread the gospel.

To love.

To go.

We are under 20 days until we leave for Belize. These are some of the smallest missionaries on our team. 8 other children are not even pictured. We will be meeting with our prayer partners this week for a dinner at our pastor's house. Son asked his older cousin, Noah. Daughter asked her Nana. Husband asked his friend from our home group. I asked my sister. I am sure our prayer dinner will be very special. I will also have times that I will need people to pray for our team. Our team will be prayed for 24 hours of every day we are there in Belize. We found out this week that my family will not be taking any form of communication device with us. No phone. No computer. That is very scary for the communicator of our family but rest assure it is a much needed break from being plugged in! My heart sometimes feels like it will beat out of my chest with aniticipation of the trip. My eyes constantly fill with tears when I think about the children of Belize. I have even started the packing list. I ask that you pray for the smallest of our group. Pray for their safety, their health and their hearts. I am sure this group will teach me how to show love for others and how to have a childlike faith. These children were not "put up" to go on this trip. They have the desire to go bestowed upon their hearts. They are the smallest missionaries of our team. If you are interested in signing up to pray please email me or message me. Thank you for loving on us!

1 comment:

Glen said...

I am so proud of them. Give both of them a hug for me.