Our sweet friends are raising funds in North Carolina to fund their family of five to travel to Mexico in 2015 to continue their career as missionaries for Converge.
When they posted a video clip this week on Facebook…I scrolled on thru. Our family already gives them a monthly donation. That’s enough right? No. I watched the video this morning explaining their need for $11,000 for start up fees before they travel to Mexico (hopefully this month, January 2015). $11,000 MORE dollars! Whoa. They explained that they need airfare for four and then the cost of importing a car for the dad to drive down to meet the family. Moving is expensive. An international move even more so. Our family has moved three times. Each time it was covered by my husband’s company. I never saw a bill. It was gift.
A gift is a blessing. Giving versus getting is hard and yet so easy. When I watched their video I though of course we can give a little more as a special donation. I checked my bank account…good to give. I had been wanting a new purse…planning to spend about $100 on that…why no give that money instead of getting another purse! Do we hold on to the hope of more stuff or give the gifts that are eternally significant? I pray my Father is watching and smiling when our family and especially I choose to give.
You are a big Giver. Forgive me when I want for more.
Thank you for all you give me in blessings that are tangible and intangible.
I ask you to fully fund our missionary friends this month so that they can travel to Mexico to make disciples of men and women in a place that you have planned for them to serve. Give them peace. Give them love. Give them patience. Give them joy.