Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Big Call from our BIG GOD

We are back.  We've been waiting to post until our new blog was complete.  Yeah!  It's finally here!

Why the delay?  We are making steps to move our family to Ghana, West Africa to serve our Lord.  God has clearly spoken to our hearts, that this is his plan for our family.  We plan to go and minister to the orphans in Ghana and also take the gospel of Jesus into the unreached areas of Ghana.

Population - 23 million
People Groups -  109
Unreached Population - 2.3 million

Unreached People Groups - 19
Orphans - 1 million  

 We will be partnering with Feeding the Orphans to respond to the many needs of orphans within the country. With insufficient food and lacking medical attention the need is great, but their greatest need is to know Jesus. Our family plans to be the hands and feet of Jesus to these forsaken little ones.

Through Meaningful Life International, we will share the gospel with outlying tribal areas who have not yet heard the name of Christ. We will be extending hope through training local pastors, organizing medical outreaches, drilling wells for clean drinking water, and building sustainable relationships to empower the people of Ghana. 

God has been working on our hearts for quite a while.  He has asked us live as if we truly understand, "Each man's life if but a breath."  (Psalm 39:5)  He has asked us to step off the luxury cruise liner into the waves with our eyes fixed only on Him.  He has asked us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."  (Mark 16:15)  

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."  (Isaiah 6:8)  

 He has asked us to live out what we believe.  Yes, Lord, send us.  

We live such an adventure with Christ, don't we?  So, are we crazy?  Are we fools?

Some say we are.  Some have said that to our family.  If we were not certain of God's call for us, I think these comments would cause us to waver.   However, if our gaze is fixed on Him and our ears are tuned to His voice then the other voices fade.

God is writing a story. His story.  He is writing history.  Every person has a role to play in this chapter.  Our role is to GO.  To minister on the ground in Ghana.  

What is your role?  What is God asking of you?  You have an important role in His story as well.  What is it?  My prayer for you today is that you would step into the adventure.  Whatever that looks like.  In whatever way God says.  My guess is that it will not be comfortable, and it will not make sense to the world, but it will be part of God's incredible plan for this world.   

Step into the adventure...won't you?

"Each man's life is but a breath..."  Psalm 39:5

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