Sunday Stillness – Why Go on a Mission Trip?
This Tuesday I will be heading to Europe to be with a team of missionaries to Poland. This will be my 5th trip with the same leaders, Grace and Gene Fox, of International Messengers.
I have to ask myself – why am I going? I haven’t gone every year. Sometimes I hear a voice that says: NO. But this year, I didn’t hear anything about “no” only a resounding “yes”. Why?
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15, NIV).
You know I really don’t know. Except to say that God seems to know when He wants me to go.
I certainly have developed a friendship and love for the people in Poland, especially the Polish pastor and his family. My hubby travelled with me for a holiday last year to meet them and see the country. I have pasted a few of our pictures below.
So why do I go?
- When you hear God’s call – you will know it.
- When your heart can’t wait to go – you will know it.
- No matter what weird circumstances happen, if God wants you to go and you obey, you will go.
I won’t be posting any contributors’ posts while I am away. I think that is too much and I won’t do them justice. Hopefully they will be back on August 7th.
I hope to post my Sunday Stillness posts while I am gone.
Here are some posts that I have written about my Poland adventures.
I would appreciate your prayers while I am gone.
Lord, You have called me to go. And I answered. Please watch over all our team and the Polish people. Help us to show them Christ in action. Prepare the way for us so the campers will be able to trust in Jesus. In Your Name. AMEN.
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That is wonderful, Janice. I went to Poland in ’91. I am now serving full time as a lifelong missionary in Croatia. Blessings as you go – may you be blessed to be such a blessing!
I’m sorry I spelled your name wrong!!
Continuing to pray for you.
How exciting! Prayer for you for safe travels and a blessed trip!
Looking forward to sharing all God does on this trip.
Janis, I couldn’t believe the title of your post….and mine! Great minds…lol. Know I am praying for you, friend. We will be so close…and yet still too far. I have wonderful missionary friends in Warsaw and looked at plane tickets from Estonia to there for this weekend but it was still too much for us to swing it. We took our 35th anniversary down to the university town here in Estonia, Tartu. It is beautiful! I agree with everything you said in the post, you will be a blessing to your friends in Poland! Godspeed. ♥
I will be praying for your trip, that all God has prepared and designed for you to do will be accomplished.
I pray for God’s protection to surround you on your trip and all of His purposes for you going to be fulfilled.
Thanks so much Elizabeth. Prayers are awesome. May the Lord hear your words.
I love to see the missions of others. Thank you for sharing. Missions can be right here at home too. Did you see my sweet “missionary” from fifty years ago. http://www.chrismalkemes.com
Yes I read your post. Wonderful testimony of what God can do through us if we let Him.