We have a trip scheduled to Ghana, Africa in August and I've been saddened and amazed at the lack of interest in this part of Africa. Our Uganda and Ethiopia trips fill up fast with waiting lists, and Ghana's orphans have just as much need as the orphans in these two countries, if not more. It may not be the popular country in Africa to visit and may require some people to REALLY get out of their comfort zone, but isn't that what a mission trip is all about?
The very first mission trip I went on, I decided, if I was going to get out of my comfort zone, I was going to really do it! So, I signed up to go to Siberia!!! And look what God has done with my life since that first mission trip 13 years ago. It's the trips that really take you out of your comfort zone that tend to make the greatest impact in your life and those you minister to. Maybe God will do something extraordinary in your life as well, if you will just trust Him and step out and go somewhere unfamiliar...
So, if you asking God to use you and to take you out of your comfort zone, join us in Ghana. A ministry we partner with, Ordinary Hero, just promoted this trip on their blog. Please read about it here and then sign up here.
Follow along as I take this mission seriously and minister to the orphans in this world.
Visiting Orphans...It pretty much speaks for itself. Our lives are made to give away to others and I love it that helping orphans is pure and undefiled religion! Follow along as I take God seriously about this mission and minister to the orphans in this world. He is constantly at work in our lives..we just sometimes have to shift our perspective to notice Him. I pray you will hopefully see Him in the words and pictures below..through my perspective.
This blogpage follows the mission trips I lead to minister to orphans in this world. I am the Executive Director of a mission sending agency called Visiting Orphans. (www.visitingorphans.org) I believe my mission in life is similar to the President of Compassion International, Dr. Wes Stafford. In his book, "Too Small to Ignore" he says, "On one side of this international bridge, my role is to minister to the poor, to the orphans, to "comfort the afflicted." And then I cross the bridge, coming back to the Western, more affluent world, where my job is to speak and write and to "affict the comfortable" to call them to action." Loving people on both sides of the spectrum...
I pray that something in my words or pictures will inspire you to reach out beyond yourself...to GO and help the "least of these".