Sunday, June 28, 2009
Today after church we had our 1st official Honduras
team meeting. Yes, The lord willing, I am going to
Honduras. The dates are September 5 - 12, 2009. This
will be my 1st trip to Central America. I am really
excited because it will give me the opportunity to
experience a different culture and language first hand.
I work with people from many different countries, but a
large group of people that I see every week are people
from Mexico and Central America. We found out that we will
be flying into San Pedro Sula and then travelling into the
Lempiro mountain region which is a very remote and rural
region. The church we will be working out has no
electricity. The men on our team will be putting a roof
on a building and the women will be conducting a VBS for
about 360 children. Please pray for us as we prepare!
I usually don't share very deep things on this blog but
tend to use it more as a diary of facts. Today, I feel
that I need to share my heart for my readers so you
can pray, but also for myself. I know beyond any doubt
that God has called me into full time ministry in missions.
God called me years ago before I met Mark. I feel that one
reason I became a nurse was to use that training and
experience in Missions. Over the years the time has never
been right for our family to serve overseas in missions.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Spain,
Morocco, Ukraine, and now Honduras. God has been preparing
me to work in missions. June 1st I gave up my other job to
work in missions full time. The need is great. The refugee
and immigrant community here in Atlanta keeps growing. I
love what I do. Unfortunately this is a very difficult
time to be going into full-time ministry. I am at a point
where I have to make some decisions. My support has dropped
dramatically. At this point I can barely pay for the gas and
newsletters that I send out. The economy is having a great
impact on missions and many missionaries are having to come
home. I do not want to have a divided mind, but I may have
to get a Nursing job. The last few weeks has been the 1st
time that I could relax a little and focus on only
one job for quite awhile. I am willing to work more
than one job again but my focus will be divided
and I will not be able to do all that is needed in my
ministry. So I guess you could say I am at a crossroads.
Please pray for us. Pray that God will provide the support
we need. Pray that we can continue and move ahead in ministry
and not backwards.