I realized recently that I took my first mission trip 7 years ago. I didn’t know it was considered a mission trip at the time, I was just visiting a friend who was on the mission field. Come to find out, that’s a mission trip and what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Most days I feel called to missions. Some days I doubt because I don’t fit the ‘typical’ missionary description. I don’t know if I’ll ever live in another country full-time. I want to do multiple short-term trips a year. I’m sure whatever God has in store is so much cooler than what I can imagine though!
7 years seems so long ago, yet like yesterday at the same time. A lot has happened since I first received my passport. Mexico 3 times, Scotland, Costa Rica and 3 countries in Africa. Wow.
Also 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. (This is MS Awareness Month too). The disease sucks, but through God I’m able to overcome. I’ve actually been in remission for years now! I believe He will fully heal me someday too. From the depression also, which is caused by the MS, in a way, basically.
Amazingly enough these 2 don’t typically mix, MS and missions. But you add God to the equation and miraculous things can happen 🙂
Now, where to next?
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Many of us don’t fit the “typical” mold for missions. God is creative like that. He uses our most unique characteristics in his mission to tell the world about Him. I hope you step out and go and see the miraculous happen! 🙂