My Turn!

I have exciting news! I am going to Ethiopia in July. The reason I am so excited is because for over 30 years, I have written in my journals that I want to go to another country to share the love of Jesus. Back in 1988, I didn’t have any idea what that would look like, and until the end of 2018,  the desire for a cross-cultural trip was still an unfulfilled dream, a yearning I thought was from God.

Over the years, we have financially supported and prayed for many who have been called to go. I have prayed that my children would have a heart for missions. Ashleigh has gone to Uganda, NYC, Maui, Ukraine, and China. Katie has served hurting, impoverished children in our own city, Patrick has gone to NYC and Honduras. The Lord has already abundantly answered my requests.

But now, finally, it is my turn to go. Since most of my regular blog readers are my dearest friends and each one of you have played an important role in my life, I want to share my journey with you. In the coming months, I will give you a peek into my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you, Jesus, for giving me this desire of my heart. I go knowing you lead me. I open my hands releasing all expectations and embrace all you want to teach me/show me. Please guide me to know exactly what to bring. Fill me with you Spirit so your love, grace and truth will overflow into the lives of those I encounter.

7 thoughts on “My Turn!

  1. How blessed will be those people in Ethiopia to know you, Lynn, just as you bless each one of us here who are touched by your deep and sincere love for Jesus.
    So glad you are going to be keeping us “stay-at-home-want-to-be-missionaries” informed along your way. For me, it will be a real joy to vicariously travel to this mission field the Lord has called you to.

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  2. Wow! You must be uber excited! So happy the Lord revealed His will for you with this opportunity and His perfect timing. Thank you for sharing with us along the way. This morning before i read this, i was thinking about how blessed i am to know you and to have your godly influence in my life. As Ellie stated, those whose lives you touch on this trip will be blessed indeed!

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  3. I am glad to hear that it’s your turn…you have waited so patiently on the Lord to show you when, and now it’s on your doorstep! Go with my good wishes for effective sharing of His love, and be filled with the resulting joy. By the way, in regard to your children’s ministries, verse James 5:16b reminds me of you…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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