Today we remembered and thanked God for the missionaries we support as a church. The kids who attend the Sunday evening Missions Adventures each gave one or two facts about one of the six missionaries we support. They did really well, but I suspect they were not heard well. The microphone did not seem to amplify their voices at all. I was really proud of them. It was their first time to get up in front of the church and speak alone.
As a denomination we really support our missionaries and I continue to receive support even though my husband has been gone eight years.
I recently discovered that one of the missionaries we support who is not a part of our denomination has no retirement fund and we have increased our support to her specifically for this purpose.
I also remember a particular missionary who returned to our community after 40+ years on the mission field in China and without the support of our church he would have been destitute.
It is an obligation that I willingly and joyfully undertake as having support has meant a lot to me. I pray that more people will see the need and give toward it.
Father, you are so good to meet our needs and for that I am extremely grateful. Thank you. Helpus to give so that others will have their needs met as well. Amen