I’m pretty lazy.
I like to sleep. I have structured my life, including my job, around my desire to wear big-girl shoes as infrequently as possible.
So I like comfortable. I like cozy.
I like easy.
But really, easy isn’t really a good thing for me.
So tomorrow morning, I’m hopping on a plane at the god-forsaken time of 7AM to meet up with a team of folks that are ready to throw off “easy” too.
We’re headed to Guatemala to let our hearts be broken for people the world has discarded.
I’m getting off my couch for a little while. But you don’t have to leave yours.
Where do you come in?
Four simple steps:
Pray. Encourage. Share. Go.
Seriously…this isn’t about me going to Guatemala. It’s about sharing the stories of the people I encounter. Putting faces and names to the abstract ideas of poverty and hunger and pain.
It’s about demonstrating how each of us can share our gifts to leave the world a better than we found it.
- Pray for our team to remember this trip is not about us, it’s about Jesus.
- Pray for the children we will comfort and the families we will feed.
- Pray for our leaders to teach us ways to serve as Jesus served and to love as Jesus loved.
- Pray for others to hear our stories and be inspired, too.
We will be experiencing heartbreaking realities of poverty and hardship, and I’ll need constant encouragement. And nothing encourages me more than knowing that you guys are here.
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Help inspire others to make a difference.
Consider participating in a mission trip of your own.
If you don’t know where to start, Adventures in Missions offers trips (both in the US and abroad) for all age groups. Many local churches and humanitarian groups organize trips, too.
Pray about how God wants to use you to make a difference, ask him to show you the right opportunity, and trust him to equip you.
“When we encounter the needs of the world…we realize we can be part of something more…”
—Jeff Goins, Wrecked
If you change one thing about the world, what would you change? Leave a comment…