Layers of Missions-Lace

Hello everyone and welcome back to TGWAM this week! It’s Tuesday once again so you know what that means. 🙂 Today I’m gonna talk about something that I haven’t talked about in a while. Missions. Missions is what this blog is about. This blog is about two girls who have a mission to carry out and coincidentally that mission is, well, missions. You know, when I used to hear the word “mission” I thought about superheroes going to fight crime, going to the moon in a spaceship, big extravagant missions that you’d see on television, children’s books, and maybe even in your own dreams at night when you were a little kid. Now that I’ve felt called to missions I’ve started to think about doing work for the Lord when I hear the word “mission”. The definition in my mind has changed.

When I hear the word “mission” I think about all of the people around the world who don’t have access to hear the truth. I think about what God wants me to do with my earthly future so I can change people’s eternity. I think about all of the things pertaining to wonderful works of Christ and what He has done, what He is doing, and what His power will do in the future. I think about moving my whole life, what I have known for so long, to go to some place that I probably won’t feel comfortable in for a long time. There are so many sides to the subject of missions. There’s excitement for the great things that will come. There’s sadness because, think about it, someone is leaving all that they know for people that they’ve never met. There’s worry and fear because wherever you go for missions there’s a great possibility of persecution. Whether it’s a nasty remark thrown back at you because the person you just witnessed to didn’t quite agree or whether it means going to jail in a foreign country for sharing the gospel, there will be persecution.

There’s also happiness when things go the “way they’re supposed to” (of course that’s the mentality we have as humans is that if things don’t go the way that we want them to then they aren’t going the “right” way, but the “right” way is always God’s way). The many emotions of ANY type of ministry are very… interesting I guess you could say. I don’t know much about missions or ministry but I know it’s what God has called me to do. I know that moving two and a half hours away from all that I had ever known wasn’t easy, so I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like when I move overseas for the glory of God. My family and I, as most of you know, moved to Aliceville because my dad got a job as a youth minister at Aliceville First Baptist Church. I had grown up in church but to suddenly become the “new kid” at school and to become a P.K. (“Preacher’s Kid”) over the course of a few months wasn’t too easy.

Moving overseas to wherever God calls me means being the “new kid” all over again except on a much larger scale. I’ll be the “new kid” in a different CONTINENT. Not just a new city. The change will be drastic, but with God, Bryanna and I will be able to handle anything. Through Him is where we all find our strength. Philippians 4:13 says, “For I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” That gives me, and hopefully all of you, the hope that with God, nothing is impossible and that HIS will will be done. Not ours. Even though we may think that God doesn’t know what He’s doing sometimes, He does. He created a man from dust for heaven’s sake! Genesis 2:7 says, “Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” That’s amazing. If God can create a man from the DUST OF THE GROUND, surely He can plan out our short lives on Earth perfectly.

There are so many layers to missions. Of course, I haven’t ever experienced the feelings of an overseas missionary quite yet, but I do know from just moving a couple of hours away from all of my family and friends that it’s gonna be pretty tough. I will be THOUSANDS of miles away from EVERYTHING that I’ve ever known, but I know that God will give me the peace of mind that I need to follow through His plan for my life. Thank you so much for reading my blog post this week! I hope you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to see what God has instore for Bryanna and me and our journey through this endeavor.

Please keep AFBC in your prayers! Our church is going through two renovations right now. One in the sanctuary and the other in our youth building-The Vault. We’re very thankful for all that God has provided for us as a church family so that we can grow closer to Him so that we can spread the love of Christ around the world! Thank you once again for your continued prayers and support; it’s appreciated!

Show the World His Love,
Lace

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