Posted by Teen Bean

so I just spent a week in london (sunburry court) learning all that it takes to be involved in mission. A big part of my year out is learning about the importance of cross cultural missions. so we spent a week learning about culture shock, and mission movements, and watching movies about missionaries going to these tribes and telling them for the first time about jesus and who he was... some really incredible stuff.

half way through the week i was really starting to stress because i was thinking again to myself how much i really do not feel a call to be what they called a "front line missionary". they kept pushing how important and special it is to be one of these people that goes and reached "unreached people groups".  i was thinking yeah i feel the intense desire these people have for serving God and i want to do the same, but i really don't feel like i am called to that life style. So, i started asking myself "how am i going to live out this call to be passionate for God, if i'm not called to do it in the same way that these people are?" for a moment i thought, "its either front line missions or nothing?" but lucky God didn't let me get to caught up in that...

God really reminded me how he considers the whole picture and how he does have a special call on my life and i just need to take a breath and breath and just live everyday as fully i i can for him and he will take care of the rest! so that being said, the rest of the week i had some really good experiences learning about how important intercessory prayer is for unreached people, we played a game learning what it takes to go to a completely different culture that make me seriously laugh out loud, we even roll played/ dressed up like muslims and did this prayer activity that really help me to identify with the muslim culture.

walking away from this week i really realized more the responsibilities we have as christians to the people around us. I really want to look more into the idea of mentoring, church leadership, and being a mission mobilizer! I also am excited to live life with more intercessory prayer for these unreached people! i know prayer makes all the difference and lives are transformed by our prayers! This week really taught me that even tho i might not be able to get on a plane and fly to africa... i can get on my kneels and pray for them and join God in the most powerful way... with my prayers! I am so excited to learn about different unreached people and then join other christians in praying that God will bless their lives just like he has so fully blessed my life! 

well, i need to get to bed... we had one busy week and tomorrow we are packing and on sunday we leave for a prayer pilgrimage to the spanish island of ibiza! i am really excited to go join the 24-7 Prayer community there and help them prepare for their high season. The team there in ibiza, ministers to loads of visitors and locals that come for the pubs, clubs, and bars. They believe in spending the week before their high season just prayerfully preparing their ministry for all the work they are going to do. so we get to go and help them pray into this plan God has for their ministry this summer! i am so excited.... should be amazing! much love

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