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Wichita – July 2009

26 Jul
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6:9-10
This week in Wichita carried the special blessing of living out the gospel among our church family while serving those in various Kansas communities. It was such an encouragement to see the love of Christ displayed throughout the group as people volunteered to serve our team in a multitude of ways regardless of their health and energy levels. This Scripture was truly manifested in the lives of our team as we reaped the joy of serving the Lord together.

As I thought back on the week, though, I found myself wondering why we did find such joy in serving while on the trip. The tasks that were given to us were very similar to the tasks that we face at home – washing dishes, feeding babies, vacuuming floors, etc. In my own life, why am I so willing and eager to do those things on a mission trip while at home I find myself struggling to do just a simple task with a smile? Why do we see our Judea, Samaria or Ends of the Earth opportunities as being something greater than what we are given opportunity to do in our Jerusalem? Throughout the Scriptures, we see Jesus commanding His followers to return to their homes and to bless their own families because of the blessings that had been poured out upon them. May we now do the same thing in our own homes and among our church body.

Written by Rebekah Burns

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Posted by on July 26, 2009 in Judea, Wichita

 

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