For those of you who are interested in reading about our upcoming trip to Guatemala, you can go to the Blue Grass Student Ministries web page and read the updates that our youth group leader, Ben, sends out. He just posts study materials and reminders right now, but eventually the site will have updates on how our mission is going.
We had our first study tonight, and it really got me thinking about the trip. Why am I going? Is it because I want to be witness to Christ in my life? Or because I want to serve others? Or because I just really enjoy manual labor?
In Mark 5, a woman comes to Jesus looking to be healed. She only wants to touch Jesus, because she knows that is all it will take for him to heal her. When she does this, Jesus turns in the crowd and asks who touched him. He connects with the woman and forms a relationship with her. Jesus shows this woman love. Not only does he heal her physically, he heals her emotionally. He takes a broken woman who has been an outcast for years due to her sickness and heals her. He loves her.
Why am I going on this trip?
I am participating in this mission because God has given me the opportunity to learn to love the way Jesus loved. And wouldn’t I be a fool to pass up such an opportunity?
“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”