I feel You in the hands of the poor,
I hear You in the song of the weak,
There is no place too far
That You can’t reach…
— Leeland, “I Can See Your Love”
When it came to missions for me, I didn’t have any idea if I’d ever go on one.
I couldn’t decide if I’d enjoy that kind of adventure or not, as I’m extremely accustomed to the comforts of home.
Would I feel uncomfortable and out of my element being so far from home and in an unknown place – especially if I left my family behind?
All of my views on missions changed a few months ago when I learned about a certain Guatemalan organization.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve confidently known within my heart that it is the Lord’s plan for me to serve there one day.
Even though this is such a new idea to me, I feel like my heart is already there. My love for the children at that organization is consistently growing; I can’t get my mind off their beautiful, smiling faces.
I’ll be over a thousand miles from home and in a foreign country. I’ll be away from my family, whom I love so much. I have no idea what it will really be like.
Despite all of that, I’m extremely excited. It amazes me that I’m not in the least afraid.
This absence of fear is the assurance to me that it’s from the Lord. If it were not, my anxieties would be countless.
Each time I think about the children, I start feeling enthusiastic all over again. And even though my normal response to things I need to wait on is impatience, I have continually had God-given peace within my heart, for which I am so thankful.
Prayerfully waiting on His timing,