Monday, September 29, 2014

Missioning For God

There really is nothing like a mission trip.  I got to take part in one over the the summer which took up a lot of my spiritual energy recently.  It has made me MIA in a lot of my life coming off the spiritual high of that.  It was great in every sense of the word.  Going out and doing God's work with other Christians is an experience like no other.  It was a week long mission trip outdoors.  Witnessing to others was the main goal of the week obviously and getting people to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  The week was filled with many moments.  The outdoor church services where we would see people that we didn't even know wander over to be a part of the service.  Having fun and  playing games with a great group of people.  The bonds that were formed among everyone.  Just sitting around and watching this group bond.  It really was amazing to just watch a group of youth share so much with each other and encourage one another.  One person would share one thing.  It would hit something with another one that they could relate to and they would share.  It would just bounce all around this group.  I just sat back and observed this seeing such a supportive group of youth help each other.  There were souls saved on this trip.  People rededicating their lives.  There was also a story of one youth that wandered over during the trip.  He was in town from another city visiting family. A very smart youth but just had such a tough time believing what he couldn't see.  He was not saved.  However, he kept hanging around which was so encouraging.  The youth pulled him in immediately making him a part of the group.  He kept coming to the services.  He walked down to the altar and prayed.  The hopes among the group was that he would be saved by the end of the week.  Guess what?  He was.  After a showing of the movie, God's Not Dead, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  The emotion that poured out of that group was such a thing to witness.  We had all been praying for this teenager hoping that his heart would open up and God opened it up wide.  There are times that I wonder if I will ever see that teenager again.  It was like he ended up in our lives for just that one week and we may not see him again till heaven one day.  If you ever get the chance to be on a mission trip, go do it!  You will love it.  You won't be disappointed.  The bonds that will form.  The lives that will be changed.  There is nothing like being on that mission field.  It will give you memories for a life time.

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