By Tricia R.
Off to another housing situation or job. She was kind of transient in that sense. Never staying in one place but hopping from one opportunity to the next. I can remember a time where she called us all the way from Florida. She was staying with a friend and they just couldn’t host her anymore. The only problem was no one was available to pick her up. She was homeless. And it affected us all.
My heart for a long time has been curious for the people we see lingering on the streets. The ones who no longer have a roof over their head or food in their stomachs. God put this curiosity on my heart about 5 months ago. I was sitting in my counsellor’s office talking about how I had this drive, this heart for the lost people of this world. She was listening and nodding when all of a sudden she said “Have you ever thought about going into the missions field?” I paused and thought for a moment. I had done one missions trip before with an organization that helped people in the Dominican Republic, but that was 5 years ago. Was I ready to go back out into the field? I let it register in my mind and she went on the read out of 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Despite my concerns God was telling me to go. Someone there in Colorado needed to hear what I had to say, or I needed a life change either or I knew God was working. So I filled out my application and got accepted about a month later. Now I am writing this while I help out at the Soaring Wings Ministries Ranch. I have faith that God is working in all of my team members and the people we are serving.
As for the hopeless? I am not sure where people of the world draw their hope from. From a personal perspective I draw my hope from Jesus Christ. His promises ring true in my heart. So while I am here I want them to see that hope in our group and pray that God will bring his people near.