Mission: why we do it
Posted by Mission Catalyst at 12:32 on 26th May 2010
Extracts from mission personnel’s prayer letters about why they are doing mission
It’s funny how sometimes God puts you in a position where everything you’ve carefully planned seems to go beyond your control. God strips you back to the bare basics where all you can do is trust that he knows what he’s doing. As we draw near to the end of our first year here we have seen our human efforts fail time and time again yet through everything that’s happened we’ve seen the touch of God’s plan at work in Albania.
Tim and Helen Brook, Tirana, Albania, December 2007
It was daunting, but we were confident that we were doing what God wanted.
Jon and Nic White, Kathmandu, Nepal, February 2008
I’ve just been looking at the prayer letters I wrote as a BMS volunteer two years ago (while in Brazil). In my final update the last prayer point was: “That God will show me how he wants me to use this experience when I get home”. So how has it all worked out then?
Well, to cut a long story short, I returned home feeling that perhaps God wanted me to go overseas again for a longer spell, so after a time of prayer and reflection I applied to BMS for a long-term role. I was made redundant in the same week as I was accepted by BMS and commenced training at IMC in September.
Fiona Welsh, July 2008
I’m on a wonderful adventure.
Julia Stanbrook, June 2007
[We feel] a real sense that we have come to a place where we have something to offer and we can use our gifts once we have completed some more language training!
Peter and Vicki Butchers, Ecuador, February 2006