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Another Milestone

20 May

Today marked another milestone in my journey as a missionary. During this morning’s service at my church in San Antonio, Westside Fellowship, I was ordained and commissioned as a missionary to Honduras.

Miguel inviting the elders and others to come up to pray for me

Miguel inviting the elders and others to come up to pray for me

I have always felt something very special when people lay hands on me when they pray for me. Today was no different. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just a very special and humbling experience to have your church family surrounding you and either laying a hand on you or extending their hand toward you if they can’t actually reach you. I am grateful for my church family and for the privilege we have of going directly to our Father in prayer, knowing that His answer will be the best answer.

The congregation praying for me

The congregation praying for me

It was a bittersweet time, of course, knowing it will likely be more than a year before we will see each other again. On the other hand, I know I’m doing what God desires and His plan is so much better than I could ever think or imagine.

So, as I complete my final tasks in Texas, I look forward with great eagerness to my work in Tegucigalpa. I am very eager to see what God will do.

I am exceptionally grateful for all of you who committed this morning to “hold the rope” for me as I serve in Honduras. I need your prayers, your words of encouragement, your financial contributions, and any other help God prompts you to provide. You are now my partners in ministry and I value you immensely. May God bless you more than you could ever imagine!

Asking the congregation to "hold the rope" for me

Asking the congregation to “hold the rope” for me

If you liked the lyrics to “Here I Am, Lord” you can get them here.

If you would like to make a secure donation online to help with my living expenses, you may do so through The Foundation’s website. 100% of your donation will be passed on to me by The Foundation, and you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Honduras, Updates

 

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4 Responses to Another Milestone

  1. Ava

    May 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    What beautiful service! May God bless you with wisdom, strength, courage and peace as you go for Him!

     
  2. Kim Williams

    May 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Beautiful! I read everything you write on facebook but I am not good at sitting down long enough to write something. But I thoughtI would comment on this important milestone. I will see you soon and I can’t wait to see what God has in store. I don’t know who all is going but I can’t wait1 Love you, Kim

     
    • Star

      May 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I am very much looking forward to seeing you in just a few weeks. It’ll be a great week!

       
  3. Star

    May 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you, Ava!

     

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