Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Look

Hey All!
Katy accidentally changed my blog around so I have a new, butterfly-looking look (if that makes any sense whatsoever). It takes some getting used to but that's ok.
I have been enjoying this amazing weather lately! I think it's comical that people who have been complaining about the cold all winter have now started to complain about the heat :) Sometimes we humans are never satisfied!
I got an email yesterday about an opportunity to promote a book about BJ Higgins, the 15 year old who went to Peru and died of a disease 5 weeks after getting home. I'm really excited about this and pray that the Lord will use it to glorify Him. I'm supposed to post May 10 so it's not for a little bit.
School I have mixed feelings about graduating and going to college. I don't want to be a college student yet! I used to think 13 year olds were so old and to be 17 meant you were practically ancient! I'm finding however that I'm not as mature as I should be. God has been really showing me things about what to do with my schooling. As of now, I believe He wants me to go to a community college and get my RN degree before Bible school. He'll continue to guide and direct my steps for the future.
I mentioned about TO Every Tribe Ministries and they have a really cool missions program that is going to be 21 months beginning 2010. I got a magazine from them which has some really thought provoking excerpts from it. Here are some of them:

David Sitton, president of TETM says, "No aspect of mission is more bogged down with extra-biblical baggage than the 'missionary call'. The clear command of Christ 'to go' should be, by itself, sufficient to set you on your way to unreached regions. You can't go wrong by trying to go. Be agressive to go. THe Lord will direct your moving feet."

Here's a statistic that's really shameful from THe Traveling TEam: "According to the Bibles for All the World Prayer Map, American Christians spend 95% of offerings on home-based ministry, 4.5% on cross-cultural efforts in already- reached people groups, and 0.5% to reach the unreached."

Here's another statistic: "There are an estimated 6,400 unreached people groups worldwide, which still need missionaries to plant Christ's church among them."

Why is it that Jesus commissioned us to GO but here we sit? I realize that the Lord gives us ministries at home, but we need to be listening to His voice and be willing to go where He calls us. Ion Keith-Falconer said " I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light."
THere are so many ways to get involved in missions besides actually going! Get a list of your church's missionaries and PRAY! That is the most powerful thing that we can do. As always, thanks for listening to my heart. I pray you all have an amazing day!
Here is the website for TO Every Tribe Ministries if you want to learn more about their ministry:


Scott Paris said...

Wow! That is a lot to think about. That last quote is so true. We ought to be willing to step out(away from the comforts of life to serve God) and stand up(for God to spread the Good News). Love the new look! Keep posting!