Friday, October 26, 2007

Missions

I've not posted in a few days because I've been busy with school (as usual) and getting ready for last night and tonight. Specifically, this week is Missions Conference at church. We are blessed to have five excellent missionaries and their families in attendance, and even more blessed that we were able to get to know them on a more personal basis.

We ate lunch with them all at church both yesterday and today, hosted one last night and another tonight for supper, and the church is having its Fall Fellowship tomorrow evening in which all will be present. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have so much interaction with such a diverse group of people. I hope these past few days have been and will continue to be a memorable event for my children, particularly the meals. Sharing 4 meals with 4 separate families has really provided a great opportunity for the boys, Th especially, to get a better idea of what a missionary is and why it is such an important job.

The missionary we hosted last night is actually from our church. He is a pilot and is currently looking for support to be a full-time missionary to Papua New Guinea. We enjoyed learning more about the country, and what exactly he will be doing within the country. Tonight's family is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm sure they will have neat stories to share, as well. There is also a couple from China (they were born in Hong Kong) that is preaching the gospel to Chinese people here within SC. They have many neat artifacts from China and Th has enjoyed listening to him share about some of the items.

It's been a great week and again, I am so thankful for the opportunity to be in a church that has a passion for missions. All need the Lord, not just those in this country, and without these dedicated workers, many would still be lost.

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