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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mission Trips

Just two days ago, I bumped into two friends while I was heading back from school. It never crossed my mind that the meeting would later prove to be an insightful one. We had our normal brunch in one of the restaurants available within our vicinity and we talked about a lot of random stuff. However, none was significant enough for me to take note of. After the pleasant meal, we went to a nearby shop to shop for a gift. My friend wanted to buy a gift for her other friend but girl being girl, she just couldn't make up her mind. She asked for assurance again and again that the black one was indeed better than the red one. Finally, she made up her mind and bought the black one.

You might be wondering what does that whole little shopping trip have anything to do with mission trips at all? Well, this following sentence might be worthwhile to be ponder upon.

"Christians going to mission trips are just like girls going on shopping trips. They already have their mind fixed on the things that they want to do (or buy) but they just need assurance time and again from the everyone around them to be pleased with their choices."

When my friend told me, "Just ignore her. She already know what she wants to buy. She just want us to support her, that's all," I found it very true in our everyday life as well. Aren't we all looking for assurance and opinions all the time? We know that we can get A in our tests, but we just whine and whine until someone pats on our back and say, "Hey gal, you can do it. Just go for it."

This post goes out to whoever that will be going on mission trips. You know who you are. Be assured. You are God's ambassador. Do His will with a cheerful mind and a focused spirit. He will guide you through in whatever circumstances that you will be facing in that mission trips.

You have made your choice, we(CA) are all supporting you. So just go..........

God be with you all during these mission trips.

Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. ~Matthew 28:16-20 NLT

Peace,
Leen

3 comments:

eunice said...

TQ !!! =)

yuwan said...

does that include me as well?

Felt so encouraged after reading it. Was undecisive about going on with the mission trip plan because of exam being postponed to the day right after mission trip... and there've been some obstacles recently... but thank God! His words come at the right time... to give me assurance and I felt so loved...

Thanks, Eileen!
Enjoy your calculus!! I'm sure one day you can do it well... coz you're making improvement!!! =)

P/S: today i'm very happy... coz i learned how to draw world map.. although it's not a perfect one..

love,
* yuwan *

Pat said...

haha... its so obvious tat this post is directed to u 2 lah... anyway, for u 2, plz remember ur purpose to go for mission trip and do mighty things for God!!!

jia you!!!