We are so grateful for your faithful support. We covet your prayers as I travel with a team of US volunteers to Papua New Guinea next week. Our goal is to bless American missionaries serving in this remote South Pacific island.
Some women come to Thrive retreats broken and lonely on the mission field. Others are enduring difficult family or ministry situations where they serve. And some may be very new to cross cultural living. It is a huge adjustment – especially being so far from home.
Today, I read from Jeremiah 35, where Jonadab’s family is described. I wonder if missionaries feel like Jonadab. He and his siblings were told by their father to
1. Drink no wine
2. Build no houses
3. Sow no seed - gardens & vineyards
4. “Live in tents all your days so you may live in the land where you sojourn.”
People who are called to fulltime ministry are often called NOT to put down roots, but be flexible and go where God tells them to go. That can be a huge sacrifice. Missionaries often give it all up to follow God’s calling. No turning back.
Would you remember the “Jonadabs” I may meet on this mission trip, and say a prayer for them?
I will not only help lead beautiful songs of praise but will spend my afternoons in a prayer room, with missionaries who have special needs. It is my privilege to serve through prayer. Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s anointing; and prayers to be answered as we wait.
“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Psalm 107:28-30 (KJV)
I will also be blogging daily for Thrive while in PNG. Every day I am to interview volunteers and missionaries; sharing their stories which will be uploaded to Thrive’s ministry website. Thanks for prayers for effective communication to the readers of the Thrive blog.
Thank you for praying specifically for traveling mercies October 25-28, and November 6-8th.
It takes a LONG time to get there. Five flights each way totaling over 36 hours. The trip will include ten airplane rides into and out of six airports, plus going through foreign & US Customs.
Oh, and by the way, Malaria mosquitoes and other pesky pests live in PNG. So, I’m taking precautions, but really trust the Lord to see us all through, in good health and little jet lag.
Thanks again for your generous support and prayers! May our great God richly bless you as you serve Him where you are.