|My four children, December 2011|
Becoming a missionary or living abroad was never on my radar.
I had raised my four children alone, as a single mom, after an unwanted divorce.
In spite of the situation, we thrived throughout those years and God proved his faithfulness over and over again.
Around the same time my kids were venturing out on their own, God dramatically interrupted my life. He began stirring something in my heart, and soon a series of events unfolded rapidly. I followed his lead, by applying for a passport and selling my house.
By his design, he supernaturally connected me to a handful of single parents and their children. His desire is that I love them as my 'neighbor', the second greatest commandment.
God comes alongside us when we go through hard times,
and before you know it, he brings us alongside
someone else who is going through hard times so we
can be there for that person just as God was there for us.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:4, Message
|My mud hut, 2003|
To be sure, there have been some ups and downs along the way, but God continues to prove his faithfulness again and again in my life.
I still stand amazed at this drastic pivot. Only God Almighty could have orchestrated everything so perfectly.
The woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who receives the prize when the summons comes. Readiness means we have no choice in what we want to do, but that whatever God’s plans may be, we are there and ready. Jesus Christ can put us wherever He wants. Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of God. A ready person never needs to get ready; she is ready.
~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest