My Mission Story, Part 2

So, in 1993 we got married and began our family.  Now we are 26 years later, four kids and two grandkids.  We continually have served in the church where ever we were at the time including VBS and youth/kids camps with our kids every year.  I also was a teacher and believed that that was my mission field.

Then in 2016 a friend told me about a mission trip to Kenya for teachers that a friend was telling her.  I urged her to go, that it would be a great opportunity.  On my way home I was talking with God and remember telling him that I wish I could go, but I couldn’t afford the price.  As clearly as He could, I heard him tell me that I didn’t have to have the money, he would provide it for me.  I got home and talked to my husband and decided to take a leap of faith and go for it.

The trip was to cost $3000 for 2 weeks working with teachers in Kenya.  And He provided!  The entire trip was covered with donations from supporters.  And on that trip, my heart grew for missions.

On that trip, the majority of the time was working with teachers for a school that was attached to an orphanage.  It was a great time, but I felt that the mission work I wanted to spend more time focusing on was sharing the gospel.  So that was my only time on that trip.

Since then, I have been going yearly to Ecuador to serve His people and share His love and the gospel.

Next time, I will share some stories of my trips.  To God be the Glory!

My Mission Story, Part 1

I want to tell you my story on how God grabbed my heart for missions.  It started back when I was in high school.  I was at a small country church and felt God calling me to mission work.  I wasn’t sure how that would work or look, but I was interested.

The summer after I graduated high school, my parents were understanding and made it possible for me to volunteer my summer to a local mission.  I spent that summer, and the following semester serving the community.  During the summer I helped different church groups put on local VBS events at apartment complexes through out the city.  That summer we did two each week, one in the day and one in the evening.

After that summer, the leader of the mission asked me to stay on and continue to help.  I was assigned to an apartment complex and went there a few times each week to meet with the children after school to help with homework.  Then on Sundays I would go there and do a mini Sunday School class.  This lasted about 3 months.  Remember I was just out of high school.  I needed to be fed spiritually myself and I was just doing a lot of giving.

I started at a church that I felt God telling me to go to, and I was not happy about that.  But now as I look back I know why he sent me there.  That is where I met my husband.

Then my mission work was put on hold as I went to school, got married, and started a family.

Next time, we will continue the story.  See you then.

Hello Readers!

This blog used to be my blog for when I was a math teacher.  I would post ideas and activities that I used in my math classroom.  I am still in education, but no longer in the classroom.  Therefore, I have changed my blog to something that does not necessarily have anything to do with education (at least public schools).

When not at work my focus is on both my family and God.  Specifically how I can serve God though missions.

This blog is now going to be a way to process my thoughts on ways to serve God and his people, and to share what is going on in this journey of my life.

In addition, I have become addicted to crafting and have another blog where I will post the items I am creating.  The purpose of these creations, other than to just enjoy myself, is to sell to raise money for mission trips.

Currently I take one mission trip a year with my husband and our two youngest children to Ecuador.  It is something I look forward to every year.  I am excited to see where God leads in this and if there is something else He would have me do.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  Please comment and share your stories as well as encouragement.  If you have any questions about what we are doing that I do not post, let me know.  It may be something that I have not thought to share.

Love in Christ,

Heather

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