God has really done a number on my heart lately. A couple weeks ago I received a few more letters from some of my favorite boys in the whole world! The 2 boys that I haven’t seen in almost a year. The 2 boys I pray for every morning. The 2 boys who are farthest geographically but closest spiritually. I am talking about the two boys in Kenya, Africa. I miss Africa so much and really questioned God on why he didn’t open the door for me to go back this year. I truely believe God gave me heart for missions and I am so thankful for that. So for me to question Him was foolish on my part.
So in the past few months my prayers have been centered around my heart for missions. Well God has really gave me a wake up call and it looks like this.
Growing up, I would hear about youth groups leaving the country to help people across the world and as much as I would of loved to do that in my teenage years I always asked the question… Why would you leave your country to help others when there is so much need here? I had always thought that I would love to do domestic missions. I didn’t understand how people would be starving in our own backyard, kids parentless around the corner, sickness overcoming a hospital, people hurting just up the street and groups of people were leaving the country. Don’t get me wrong! I would leave the country tomorrow if given the chance to go but God reminded me of my young heart for domestic missions in the past 3 months. So my response to Him was… ya but I am not doing domestic missions and You sent me to Africa for a reason! So what now??? God being the patient one He is showed me one of the clearest signs I have ever seen! That light came in the form of Summit Community Church!
Though prayer and stillness God told me that I am on a mission. He got me to think how HE is the one who moved me to Texas two and a half years ago. He is the one that led me to help start Summit. He is the one that asks me to get up and teach those sweet 0-5 year old’s every Sunday. He is the one that gave me the heart for domestic missions and that I am on one. I have been on it for over 2 years now. It may look different than international missions, but it is one nonetheless.
When God got me to finally see this, I honestly had a small breakdown. How did I not see this sooner? What can I be doing better on this mission? What does Round Rock, TX need from me?
Summit Communtiy Church is coming into its 3rd year of having its doors open and we have done some phenomonial things. I can’t wait to see what he will do in me now that he has revealed to me that I am on the mission I have always wanted to me on since being a young kid.
Please be praying for Summit to do great things in 2012 and that we as a whole and I as an individual will be able to be mission minded in our own back yard of Round Rock, TX.