Very soon 14 others and I will be boarding a plan to head on a mission trip to Haiti. I am super excited about this trip because my oldest son will be with me. He is going to have many first time experiences on this trip. First time to be on a plane, first time to travel internationally, and the first time to let his heart be touched by the calling of missions.
Here at City Church we say we want to take mission opportunities that:
1. Go Support our mission partners
2. Go where the need is great
3. Go where the gospel has never been before
We are going to Haiti because there is a great need. They actually say that Haiti is a fourth world country. We will be working at many orphanages with kids that that need to feel the love of Jesus. Each day we will be asking the Lord to lead us to the right opportunities to share His love with others.
One of the things I love about going on a mission trip is what happens to the person headed to serve others. You see, many fail to understand that mission trips are not just about what you get to do for others in a country but what God does in your heart as you serve others. I would say that every mission trip I have ever been on has changed my heart for the better.
Isaiah 52:7, How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
I want to represent the beautiful feet of Jesus. I want to take the Gospel to the least of these in our world. I want to serve in the name of Jesus. And the most beautiful thing is as you serve you are being transformed from the inside out.
So, let me ask you to help me out on something. Would you to pray for the team? Pray for the following:
· Good and safe travel
· For open doors to serve people
· That we would carry the name of Jesus with compassion to those we meet
· Our hearts would be touched deeply by God’s love for humanity
· That every step of the way we would be led by the Spirit.
We can’t wait to be back and tell the amazing stories what took place on this trip. As Christians we are not called to sit in neutral we are called to Go!