Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mission Work

This is Deacon and Marissa at the Guest House where we live. My mom said she wants an adult version. The kids love it! You can see that it is pretty cold here.

We have not officially started Sister Church work with our mission agency because we are in language training, but boy do we feel like missionaries. Most of the teachers at our language school are Catholics and may or may not be believers. There is a dutch girl who lives in the guest house as well, and she is a self proclaimed "non religious person". There are lost people all around us.

Brandon had the brilliant idea of reading the Bible with his Spanish teacher in order to practice Bible vocabulary words and such. They are going to read for 10 min. every day. I am going to steal his idea.

I feel like I never have before the burden to evangelize and serve in the name of Christ.

I find myself looking for ways to make life better and easier for the people I know here so that they will know more about the character of the True and Living God.

Why did it take me coming here to get that. What a shame that so much time was wasted in the states where I had neighbors who spoke the same language.

Please let that be an exhortation to you. Don't waste the time that you have in the spheres of influence that you are in.

This is not our is easier to be a missionary on the mission field, but the reality is that we are all missionaries.

We love you.


Mike Messerli said...

AMEN! Preach it sister! I'm thrilled to hear about the passion and the opportunities. We will pray for those people around you.

stephanie said...

what a great opportunity to share the gospel. i wish i had something more obvious in front of me like that. maybe i do and i'm just missing it.

LOVED the video! looks like fun. :)

Brandon and Jenny said...

Here is the thing about opportunities...when we lived in the states, there was a Mormon family that lived behind us. There was a couple that lived on the right that showed no indication that they were walking believers.

We lived there for almost 2 years and I didn't even meet the Mormons until we were packing to leave, and I don't even know if the next door neighbors are Christians! What a waste. It has been obvious because we are out of our comfort zones and we have a real sense of being "aliens" ...

"All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth."
Hebrews 11:13

New perspective for me. well...not totally new, but a refresher for sure.

stephanie said...

thanks for the perspective, jenny. it really helps. now that i think about it, we have lived in our house for 2 years and don't really know our neighbors!

From Carlys Eyes said...

The video was awesome!

Anonymous said...

What fun for Deacon (video)! And thanks for the encouragement to share Christ with neighbors. And please share how your Thanksgiving dinner went! :) Oh, and I never realized how many foods we eat from Guatemala until now. When I see a label, it reminds me to pray for you! Thinking of you,