Thursday, December 29, 2011

Matthew 25:35-40

Passage Matthew 25:35-40:
35 For (A)I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you (B)gave me drink, (C)I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 (D)I was naked and you clothed me, (E)I was sick and you (F)visited me, (G)I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And (H)the King will answer them, (I)‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these (J)my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Many of you are reading this blog for the very first time.  Welcome!  To my other followers, welcome back!

Typically,  our blog Adventures in the Silver Bullet is reserved for road trip blogging.  But January 1-12, 2012 Lauren and Brenda will be taking a trip of a different kind....our 1st international mission trip!  We are nervous, excited, anxious, and blessed all at the same time. 

We first heard about the trip while we were on our road trip this summer.  If you read the rest of the blog you can read all about THAT adventure.  Fun times!  Anyway, I began prayerfully considering participating in the mission trip to India.  I also had it in the back of my mind that I would love to take Lauren on a mission trip.  Barry quickly closed the door on that idea. 

Obviously our hearts and minds were changed in so many ways.  After much prayer, thought, prayer, pleading  asking Barry to reconsider, and more night he turned to me and said, " guys can go."  I called the church the next day to tell them that I was seriously considering going but just had to round up the funds.  The next night the leader for the mission trip called to tell me some news that shocked me but not HIM.  Someone had felt the Lord telling them that they were supposed to pay for my mission trip.  Yep, 100%.  PAID FOR.  I'm still in shock over this.

After a lot of weekends spent baking, babysitting, etc. Lauren also raised $2100 towards her trip.  Amazing.  If God ever calls you to something, don't doubt that He is going to find a way to make it happen.  He stirred the hearts of so many to donate to her trip.  I pray that they will be blessed by their giving.

So now here we are a mere 72 hours from departure!  We are packing, making lists, praying, preparing meals for the boys to eat while we're gone so they don't O.D. on Burger King, etc. 

I would love for you to come with us to India!  Would you be part of our prayer team?  We need you!  Please follow this blog and stay up to date on our adventure.

I can't give very many details other to say that we will be in the Kolkata area and will be working with victims of trafficking.  I'm sorry I can't say much but suffice it to say that the people there, just like us, are in need of a Savior.  We are hoping to bring hope and comfort to every person we come in contact with.  I covet your prayers.

Here are some ways to pray specifically:
Pray for tPray for the India Justice Ministry Mission Trip (12 Women) that leaves today, Jan 1-12, to minister to women/girls caught in brothels in Kolkata, India
  • Pray for the women/girls of these brothels to be delivered and come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Pray for the team as they teach sewing and jewelry making skills as a alternate form of income
  • Pray for God to use the presentation of the Jesus Film to touch the hearts of each woman/girl with the gospel
  • Pray the team’s eyes will be open to needs and they will be bold beyond their comfort zone
  • Pray for the team’s safety as they move around on the busy streets of Kolkata
  • Pray for team members Kay and daughter Kaytlin, Brenda and daughter Lauren, Jana and daughter Rachael, Sterling, Barb, Jill, Kim, Janetl, and Christine.