Friends and family -
Mission work, as a Christian, is what we have all been called to do in some capacity. Some are called to other nations while the rest are called to do it right here in our backyards. I feel that God is calling me to the mission field abroad. My heart breaks for the lost and especially the ones who have no access to the word. It is hard to think that people all across this great big world of ours can be born, live their lives and then die (stats from Dr. David Platt) without ever knowing about Jesus Christ. Living in the west - we have the opportunity to pray and worship as we please. We are not bogged down with laws that keep us from choosing a Church to attend and we are not kept from choosing which religion we want to practice. I hope that you all are Christians and faithful believers that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. That Jesus lived and died for you and for me. He was persecuted for us. Isaiah 53:5 - "But he was pierced for our transgressions," he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Through the sufferings of Christ, we have the ability to live eternally, to live side by side with Jesus in Heaven. He took our sins upon himself and nailed them to the cross. He graciously died for each one of us so that we could live eternally with him.
I am blessed, I had the opportunity to be raised in a Christian home. My parents taught me about Christ and I accepted Jesus into my heart at a young age. As I grew up, I began to rebel and I turned from God. For about 14 or so years I lived a life of material and worldly things that kept me from knowing and walking with Christ the way I should. I was brought to my knees about 2 years ago after a time where I was truly digging a grave for myself. I knew there was no other way but with Him. I am thankful and grateful and try to live my life according to God's will daily.
In saying this, at the young age of 12, I felt that God was calling me to missions. I abandoned that to live a more secular life. I do not regret my past, though wish I had made the change long ago to follow Christ in a more passionate way. The past has molded me and it has helped me because in my past my heart broke in ways that I think I would never have known if I had not walked the path I took.
The great thing about Christ is that you can ask for forgiveness with a gracious and remorseful heart and he will wipe them clean. You will be forgiven.
I want nothing more than to help others to know more about Christ. To turn from sin and to live a life that is Godly and a life that this world will never be able to match. There is nothing that this world can give you, God provides all. He is our supplier.
My time is coming soon to go out and help in spreading the word to all nations. I don't know if I will start in one place and end up in another. I ask that you, my brothers and sisters, will pray that I will be able to discern which direction to go. My heart is heavy for several places right now. I know that God is in this and the right place will be given.
I love you and I am praying for you who is reading this. If you need anything, want to discuss how God can help you, please feel free to ask. I am here.
May you find strength in God's love and mercy.
Many blessings -