Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Mission Field

I had a heart to heart talk with my lovely daughter yesterday afternoon. We talked a little bit about the trip to El Salvador and her heart for missions. It is evident from the glow about her in the photographs that she loves this type of ministry. If she was able she would live on the the mission field, but right now she has a different job to do. She has a husband and a little boy who need her love and care. I assured her that if she can not go away to the mission field, that God would provide her a mission field right here at home, she only needs to ask.

"Sometimes God takes you to the mission filed and sometimes He brings the mission field to you." That's what I told her and today I found it to come true in my own life.

Last night I got an email from a mom looking for a babysitter for her 3 year old daughter starting September. I told her my first inclination was to say yes but I needed to pray first, so I did. When I returned home this afternoon from my day of errands I had a message on my answering machine. It was from a mom looking for a babysitter for her 3 year old daughter starting in September; a different mom who had no idea I had just been asked by the first mom. Funny thing is these two little girls are best friends and have gone to the same babysitter since they were babies. I think maybe my prayers are not the only ones God is answering.


  1. Yes, the Mission field can certainly come right to our front door, or even by telephone...(smile)

    Your daughter has a Mission Glow forsure and God will use her.

    I remember a young girl of 16 that felt a call on her life for missions, ministry, or someway to serve God...she's 68 now, it's me and I've love the life of service God has given me.


  2. amazing, ya really think God answers someone elses prayers? :D

  3. Oh, yeah! He loves answering prayers!!!

  4. Martha I love your posts and the way you write along with the interesting titles.

    Your daughter is a lovely young woman and she does radiate a beauty that only the Lord can give.