Two years ago, I wrote about my desire to be career-oriented. Now, it’s much different. A lot has changed and my heart has changed.
About 3 years ago, I had this stirring in my heart to go into missions. Every time I listened to missionaries in church sharing their stories, there’s been this longing to join them. But I squashed that dream, thinking that that life wasn’t for me. Well, now, God has change my heart.
After years of fear and anxiety, I’ve decided to go forth and join a missions organization called YWAM or Youth With a Mission. This organization helps train people to learn to share the love of God with others as well as help grow in their own walk with God.
They have several bases around the world and the one I’m joining is in Houston. As most of you know, Houston is in the midst of the aftermath from the hurricane and flooding. People are displaced and hurting. This is an opportunity to love and serve them.
I’ll be releasing more info in the coming days. This is just an announcement.
I’d appreciate your prayers as there is little time to prepare. It starts on October 1.
On Friday, a group of co-workers and I got to spend the day serving three sweet elderly ladies in our community. This was part of the Kind at Heart ministries which help those in need, particularly the elderly and disabled. The ministry works to serve those who need help with house/yard upkeep in order for them to keep living independently. Last month, I was able to helped them out with another group of co-workers and I loved it. It was such an honor to work with them again. We worked on the land, mowing, clearing out the yard, planting, etc. We also worked on inside the houses, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, dusting, etc.
It was hard work. Despite this, the reward of showing God’s love is more than worth it. It’s a reminder that we, as abled bodied people, are blessed and are called extend a helping hand to those in need. This ministry is a true example of James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
I thank God for this ministry and pray for their continuation and success. I thank God for the elderly. They are precious and sadly, often forgotten in the world.