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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Learning

11:00am – Thursday, January 21, 2010

One of the classes we’ve had this week has been the history of New Tribes Mission.

No matter how many times I’ve heard it before the sacrifices these early missionaries made never fail to touch me.

We’re in class right now listening to the story. There’s something I wanted to share with you.

In the early days the mission held their training in Fout Springs, CA. They lived in dorms and one day when they were all in the dining room the dorm caught fire and burned to the ground. The missionaries lost everything except the clothes on their backs. But that night nobody was talking about their stuff. They were asking for peace and grace for one family who’s 8 month old baby girl was napping inside the dorm at the time of the fire and they were not able to get to her in time.

Can you imagine?! I can’t. Here I am in class and when the photo of that little white casket being lowered into the ground came up on screen my tears started flowing! Just imagining losing one of my boys breaks my heart!

And you know that night they were singing, praising God still in the midst of their pain. And God used them for many years in Brazil.

It makes me wonder what scarifies am I going to have to make? Am I willing to give everything for Someone who has given everything for me?

But it’s an amazing thing what God does in our hearts. I’m praying He works in me and gives me such an excitement and passion for what we are doing by taking the gospel to those who have never heard it before that the hardships don’t seem like scarifies but an honor to serve Him.

I want God to work in our lives and do what will give Him the most glory. At any cost. I can say this now, I pray that when the time comes my faith is strong and I can live it out.

Please pray with us that we will make our relationship to Christ our priority and that we would learn what He wants us to this year.

Listen to this quote the teacher just read to us…

If Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him”
C.T. Studd

I have a feeling this year is going to be a full year. I think this year is going to be full of personal growth in our lives, in our relationship with the Lord, as a family and with others.

Thank you for your interest, prayers and impute in our lives!


3 comments:

Shonni said...

Precious words! Blessings and hugs to you!

Brittany Ann said...

My mom and I were talking about this...for instance, about people singing praises in Haiti during the mess they're currently in.

About how God takes all experiences to build our faith. And sometimes, the very worst bring us even closer to His plan for us.

If you think about it, even in sadness, it is inspiring!

Krystyn said...

I think I would have lost it when that picture came up..it is so hard sometimes to give everything to God, but that's what we have to do.