It’s amazing how wide your eyes are opened when you travel the world and experience new cultures. I’ve said it before but its true none the less. It is thrilling to stand among the people of Africa and Asia and worship God with them. It’s powerful. Really there is nothing like it in the world. You immediately realize, this is my family. No matter the cultural differences, or the language barriers or the different methodilogies, you can always sense the family unity, and know “we belong together.”
I want to encourage anyone who would read this blog, go on a missions trip. Be a blessing to someone around the world, by not just giving, but also going. I realize it may not be your thing, I realize you may only do it once, but if you did it just once, it would broaden your horizons significantly.
So as I prepare to go to Africa to carry the message, to train leaders, to help the poor, to minister to orphans, to build classrooms, I realize now more than ever, He has the whole world in his hands, and I have a huge family.