Friday, August 24, 2018

Sarah's Thoughts Weeks Before the Trip

You are in for a special treat today.  Team India 2018 member Sarah Jacobs will be sharing her thoughts, impressions and unique experiences during this trip. Let's see what she has to say as we count down to our departure on September 10th.

Sarah brings a fresh perspective to missions, travel and life and we are all looking forward to seeing what God will do as we follow His heart to India.
The Journey Continues - Pat


I am very excited for my first mission trip with Pat and Gary. Although, I have traveled internationally before, I have never been somewhere quite like India and definitely haven't done any kind of ministry while I was traveling. This is a very big and new experience for me. I can't wait to see where it leads. 

With only a couple weeks to go until we leave, I am constantly racking my brain for what to bring and wondering what I'm bound to forget. I am incredibly gifted at doing things last minute. I think and I think, I talk about it and talk about it and then before I know it, it's time to go and I still haven't done a single thing. Fingers crossed, I am actually proactive about getting everything laid and planned out. I need to be prepared for this trip.

I'll have to be ready in more ways than just what I am going to pack since this is more than a vacation. I am going over VBS lessons to help out and teach the kids. I'm thinking about what colors I'll need for the bracelets I'm going to make with them if there's time. I am praying and trying my best to spend some quality time with God so I can be spiritually prepared for what He has waiting for me.

I have a feeling it's going to be a one-of-a-kind experience. At Pat and Gary's request, I will be making periodic posts along with her sister, Cyndy, about our fantastic trip.
                                                                                 Adventure is Out There -Sarah

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Your Goodness is Running After Me

As the voices of the youth mission team from Montana filled our house, my heart swelled with joy, love and amazement at the greatness of our eternal God.

This group of 15 young people and adult leaders had just spent a week working in 107 degree heat at a Mexican Orphanage.  Back-filling a huge septic drainage field, playing with the children, doing community outreach, picking up trash, sharing the compassion of the Lord.

Las Vegas is their last stop on the road back to Montana and they had just been excitedly discussing plans to ride the Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York, New York Hotel.  Yet they settled into an extended time of worship and testimonies.  As they sing this powerful song "The Goodness of God", one line seems particularly appropriate - "With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give you everything  ….."
Our mission field is wherever our feet are at the moment - and tonight our home became a mission field as they unrolled sleeping bags in any available, corner. We are overjoyed to be a part of their lives.

Praying that each day - you are deeply aware that 'His Goodness is truly running after you'.

Blessings - Pat