By Elizabeth Givens
To uncertain water, sporatic electricity.
To long hours, sweltering heat, exhausting days,
To rice, rice, and more rice.
To poverty you didn't believe existed,
To friends who will embarass you with their generosity,
To pastors who will entertain you from their lack,with beauty,
To study, to teach, to learn from your study and teaching,
To prove your own motives, values, and beliefs,
So send I you.
Are you going? I'll go with you all the way.
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."