This week is mission week at Chi Alpha
[chi alpha is a christian group on campuses all around the united states and their mission field is college students] however, they also send groups of students to other countries for missions..
They have had speakers and missionaires around for the last few days talking about all different aspects of missions, and how we can get involved..
I would LOVE to do a mission trip.. infact i've decided that if God provides above and beyond what Jason and i need for YWAM then i will either go on one of the mission trips, or i will give the money so someone else can do it. I believe that mission trips are life changing. seeing people living in the ways they do is CRAZY!! and it is such a blessing to be able to share the love of our Lord with them.
Tonight at outpost [our branch of Chi Alpha] the speaker was talking about being called to missions.. he made an interesting point.. he said that if someone asks you if you want to go snowboarding this weekend, you dont say "well i have to pray about it and see if its Gods will.." YOU JUST DO IT!!! so why do people feel like God may not be calling them to go on a mission trip? we're talking 1 week..1 WEEK of giving your time to people that have NEVER heard about God and my not ever hear about him.. how could someone feel that God is not calling them to experience something like this, and share is love..
As the speaker pointed out.. God's main need and want is to be known to the nations.. well here is the problem, nations can't know Him or hear about Him without someone to tell them.. my roomie and i were discussing how kind of scary it is that mormons have to do 2 years of "missions" right out of highschool or what ever it is.. the are REQUIRED to spend 2 years telling people about their faith.. what do christians do? We get out of highschool and go straight to college.. and from college most of us go on to work out in the 'real' world. We aren't required to spend 2 years trying to convert people to christianity.. i think that if our goal is to make God known to the world.. we really need to get serious about this! it's not a joke.. we DON'T have forever.. and there are millions of people that may never hear about our Savior.. what a tragedy! What if one of those millions is your best friend...your neighbor...the kid you sit by in class.. or someone in a tiny village in the middle of china..we need to get serious about making God known.. and mission trips are a great way...right now i'm just praying and trying to be patient waiting for YWAM.. i've decided that if i wasn't in college, i would sell my stuff tomorrow and just GO somewhere to share my Lords love.. can you say a dream come true?? oh gosh, one day:)
MAKE GOD KNOWN TO THE NATIONS.. starting by showing someone that looks sad the LOVE that God has for us, and blesses us with every second of every day.