terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2011

On a Mission - by Ellie Hein

Dear Friends,

We are on a mission! The mission field is full of adventure, opportunities to reach souls in hidden places, church planting, ministering to the poor and hungry.

Praying for the sick, casting out demons, compassion, tears, laughter, frustrations, anger, sorrows and great joy with fun thrown in between.

Missions is people. Sometimes more people than you feel able to cope with, and sometimes you are so very alone.

Missions is much more than can be listed here. It is a call, a desire, a fire, a passion and a love mixed with periodic exclamations of ‘I can’t stand it any longer. I want to go home!’ So yes, sometimes it is a love/hate relationship.

Then when you really want to run away, you realise this actually has become home, you know there is nowhere else to go. So you stay, for you have become a love slave. ‘Cos in the end, it’s just between you and Jesus and He says, “Will you also go away?” and like the disciples you say. “Lord, where would we go,? (John 6:67,68)

Now, that old serpent the devil in on a mission too. His mission is to remove us from our call.
He is so afraid of us, so afraid of the love that burns a blazing trail of light and salvation through
the darkness that holds people captive.

Beloved, hold fast to your mission, keep the vision ever before your face. Be not moved by your circumstances and do not stumble at the obstacles. Do not trip up over the trap he has set before you. Be watchful, be alert. Keep your life pure, keep your mouth in line with the Word of God. We are running a race, we are running to win.

For those of you who are at home, at the workplace and not on the foreign mission field, remember you are on a mission too. Your field simply happens to be where you are. The same opportunities, trials and victories are right there in your midst. The same urgency is compelling you to give yourself, to run. Jesus is coming soon!

Thank you for running with us through your prayers and giving,
Your reward is with you.

In His Love!
Rod & Ellie and Team

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