Friday, February 04, 2005

I love short- term missions.

In college I went on five short-term missions trips, all five to Mexico. On those trips we would do street evangelism through dramas and skits. On my first short-term missions trip during my Sophomore year at Oral Roberts University, I led someone through the Sinner's Prayer for the very first time. I will never forget that experience. As a young teenager, I heard the call to foreign missionary work. I remember the night I heard the Lord reveal to me that I would be a missionary. On the short-term trips during my college years, I felt that call to missions strengthened and confirmed.

The Sonshine Center has several teams visiting each year. This year, we have a team coming almost every month. I love when short-term missions teams come. I love to see people join the ministry, even if just for a week or just a few days. I love the enthusiasm and excitement teams bring. A husband and wife we are very close to will be visiting us with a team this summer. Another couple we were in Guatemala with will be visiting as well. I am so looking forward to these upcoming visits. It will be my privilege to serve the Lord here in Iloilo alongside these brothers and sisters in Christ.

How about you? What is stopping you from coming here for a week or ten days? What is keeping you from coming here on a short-term missions trip? Christ is calling YOU, say "YES," and He will take care of the rest. He will provide the how and the when, He will overcome any obstacles, but before He can bless you with money for a plane ticket, you have to say "yes."

Just GO. You will never be the same.

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