Forgive me-I’m new to the blog world. Also, I’m not much of a writer.
It started in the alter on the South Georgia Church of God campground when I was 9 years old.
The only time I’ve ever heard The Lord audibly was when he clearly told me that night at youth camp, “Go. Tell the children of the world about me.”
Years passed, and the reality of the promise slipped away. I never thought I would be given the opportunity to tell children across the globe about The Lord-But the dream never faded.
It wasn’t until I got to Lee University when the opportunities to fulfill what The Lord called me to do, presented themselves.
In May 2013, I had the opportunity to travel with the Lee Singers to the beautiful countries of Indonesia and Singapore. During our time there, we ministered in many different settings throughout our time there, including; churches, orphanages, sporting events, and the Empowered 21 Asia Conference.
My eyes were open to the needs of the world for the very first time. As we rode on our air conditioned busses across the city to different churches, my heart broke as I watched little children, playing in dirty water along the side of the road. During our time in the orphanage, my heart was really stirred. As we sang, “Jesus is Love”, we sang it as a prayer and blessing over the kids. My eyes were full of tears as these precious children who we looked at as hopeless, gave us the biggest hugs and smiles, and encouraged us more than they’ll ever be able to know.
While in Indonesia, we sang at a conference called Empowered 21 Asia, in Sentul City. We met people from all over Asia, some who could have been persecuted for leaving their countries to attend a Christian conference. It really struck me, how much we take for granted attending church and conferences, but these people were willing to risk their lives to experience the presence of The Lord with fellow believers.
Chiang Mai, Thailand is where I found myself in May 2014. I had the opportunity to travel with Lee University’s Education Department , where we spent time with children in orphanages, and taught English in local elementary schools. My heart was full, again. It amazed me how children who lacked so much, found joy in the little things. We played for hours with the children, loving on them and coloring pictures for one another. Before we left the orphanage, we had a time together of prayer and worship. There was a moment when we all found ourselves weeping. The Thai children were singing a familiar worship song in their language, and we sang along in English. In that moment, though we didn’t speak the same language, it was clear that God’s love knows no language barriers.
My heart is missions. My heart is to help children around the world, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
I never had any desire to go to Asia, that is until I went for the first time. I’ve quickly fallen in love with the people and culture of Asia, and plan to continue visiting as long as The Lord provides the means.
Mark 16:15 NIV—He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”