Have you ever thought of going on a mission trip? My answer was, "I just do not feel called to go into the mission field". Well, leave it to my child to inform me, that the word doesn't say anything about calling anybody to the mission field. There is no calling. The word says "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.
Mark 16 v 15...And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.....
Jesus was talking to His disciples. Who are His disciples? Every believer. You, me, we are all disciples and we are all told to go.
There you have it. No one is left out. You know how Jesus does not like to show partiality toward anyone. The word tells us we are all the same in His eyes. He didn't say, ok, I am going to give you healing power, and you I will give prosperity, and to you I will send into the mission field. NOPE! That is not what the word says. The word says God is no respector of men. He gives to all men equally.
For those of you who say I want to go, but I just can not afford to go. Well, I found that answer in the word as well.
2 Cor 8 v 10-12.....And in this I give advice: it is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago; but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have. For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have....
God will provide a way. He does not put a desire in your heart just so you can think about it, no, He says there will be a completion of it where there is a first willing mind to do it.
Don't forget to pray for Faye and Synthia and the others on the Kenya team as they will be leaving in Nov. for Kenya on a mission trip to the orphanage we support over there. Thank you from myself and them for your support, in prayers and finances.
If you have not yet sent in your blessings to help send them, then once again here is the info.
You can call Pastor Michael @ 1-336-766-9188 ext 235, or you can go online and give by contacting Pastor Michael @ firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure to note that you are donating for Faye Alston/Synthia/Kenya Trip and the money will be donated to their account. I know they got their tickets and now they are working on the last $1000 of their cost for the trip. God bless you for giving, and remember when you give, it is the same as your feet and hands going as well. AMEN!
These children in the orphanage have come so far. They literally raised up out of the dust when our missionary Wade Porter spotted them. He saw them rising up in the dust after he had passed by. He rescued them and now they are doing great, You can go to the Porter's website to see more. www.livingfaithinternational.com. They have been missionaries in Africa since 1987.
They are raising up and equipping children to lead and govern in their generation.Go online and see how you too can be a partner by investing in the destiny of Africa today. AMEN!
James 1 v 27....Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this; to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.....
Once again the word is speaking to every believer in this scripture, not just a select few. The word tells us we must be doers of the word and not hearers only. In other words to answer the question above, who is called? No one, but we are ALL told to go. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!