Daily Topic for May 02, 2011
Soon after being reconciled with God, Patty wanted to see others reconciled with Him as well. She was willing to go overseas, and even stay close to home; whatever it took to tell others of the fact that God offers reconciliation to those who are willing to repent of their sins and accept His forgiveness because of what Christ did on the cross.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will thrill us with the ministry of reconciliation that is ours.
by Patty Lane
“When I was 10-years old, I attended a church camp where God called me to missions. I did not understand what that would mean. Would I live in a remote jungle? With God’s calling in mind, I was always active in sharing my faith and being involved in mission throughout my youth. I was fortunate to have a church that understood the importance of giving young people mission opportunities and training. My calling to missions was nurtured throughout my college years.
“Soon after graduating I realized that God wanted me to serve in an overseas setting. I went with a two-year program through the Baptists to work in the Middle East. Upon my return I enrolled in a seminary. I thought that when I graduated I would once again go overseas.
“A week before my graduation I received a call from our state denominational office. They offered me an opportunity to train and mobilize churches to be on mission locally and globally. I began to plant churches among some of the unreached people groups in Texas. Over the 26 years of ministry here, my assignments have varied, but never my heart for the people I serve. I know God called and equipped me to work cross-culturally. I feel as strong a passion for that today as I ever have!”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that churches will not abandon their responsibility “to call out the called” and then encourage and equip those who respond.