It has been a really long time since I have been on here. I think it has been way to long, personally. So, much has happened and so much has gone on that I am not sure how to even get back into blogging. But, I think I need to, so today I am going to give it a shot.
I know I have mentioned on here before that I know Missions is where my heart is. Well the end of May, beginning of June, I went on a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, and let me tell you it was an incredible experience. We walked around the refugee area (where people who were displaced from hurricanes, come to live) and we passed out rice and beans, and prayed for each home. Then we went back to the refugee area and did a medical clinic. We treated a lot of cold, cough, wounds, scabies, fungi, a lot of different things. We also went to the hospital and the ladies went to the maternity ward and we prayed for every mother and child, whether born or unborn. We also went to the prison to their church service, one of our team members gave his testimony and our pastor preached, and 3 men came to know Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!! We also went to the girl’s home (orphanage) that the missionaries on the ground started, we went almost everyday, and just loved on all of the kids. We taught them a little English, baked cakes, colored, just had fun. We also did a street evangelism in a city named Bane (pronounced bonnie) and we got to pray for more people and had a church service outside. There was a lot more that we did but overall it was an incredible experience.
I learned while down there that Missions is in my blood, it is what I am supposed to do, and it is who I am! I know that I am supposed to go to difference countries and tell those people about Jesus! I know that helping with water wells, will be part of that journey one day. I am looking forward to the day that I get to go to another country again, to love on all the kids, pray for the people, and just share the light and love of Jesus with them.
For the mean time, I do need to try to reach the people in my own backyard. I know there is a lot more that I could and can do to help the people around me, and the people who I meet everyday to know about the Beauty and Glory of God! Think about it, you go to the mall and you will see, more than likely, at least one person from another country. We have the chance almost everyday you leave your house to tell someone about God and change their lives. Maybe it is just a simple hello how are you? Maybe its just smiling at someone? Maybe you see someone struggling with bags and you offer to help? How about NOT cutting off that person and letting them get by? If we can try everyday to live like Jesus, to show God’s love to every single person we see, to be a light to people, even just by simple actions. How much more joyful would people be?