do you want to know something really shocking about me?
i thought so.
i don't have any desire to move overseas. if i'm truly honest with myself, i don't. and it's not for lack of trying either. i've taken perspectives (an amazing and life-changing class!) twice. i do my best to keep updated on what is going on in the world. we are blessed to attend a mission-focused church. but i still don't want to move overseas. i like america.
you can start booing now.
let me clarify by saying that i would move overseas. in a heartbeat. i understand that God loves the world and it's people way more than i love america. and i'm all about following God wherever he leads me. we moved to iowa city in faith, and that was a great step for me. if God wants us overseas, we'll know and we'll go.
but i don't know if we'll ever move overseas, honestly. this is quite possibly the reason why i love those who are passionate about missions and relief work. because i'm frankly not passionate about going myself. but if someone else is, i get so excited.
we are blessed to have many people in our lives who are passionate about many different people groups. i'm so thankful for them-they make me fall in love with the world. they help me see the world the way God sees it.
bryan and i have become eager to help fuel these passions financially, especially since we don't have a specific goal for ourselves when it comes to missions.
how can you contribute?
- compassion international has organized some swift and trustworthy relief efforts. consider making a one-time donation to meet critical needs.
- support your friends or family who are going.
- consider taking perspectives in your area and evaluate your role in world missions.
- support a missionary through gospel for asia.
- pick up a copy of operation world and pray for nations.
this week, i'm giving away five handmade crafts from lullabies for africa!
simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like to win these hairpins!
i'll randomly select the winner at the end of the week!