joyful readiness

Here is a combination of things (or is it more of a process of things) that will bring joy to my soul, without fail. students learning/loving God's Word --> responding to spiritual/physical needs around them --> bridging cultural gaps by one great need of a Savior --> God is glorified and we are satisfied

I'm not sure if this process/combination makes sense to you, but my heart understands completely! Coming up on March 6-13, eight of my students will embark on a mission trip to a nearby community. We have been preparing through Bible study, prayer, testimonies, and many organizational details. I keep hearing this beautiful phrase, "Miss, I want to be different and make a difference." Every time a student says some version of this declaration I get a little more excited about what God is doing in their lives. He is moving in marvelous and mysterious ways to bring glory to His name and true, deep satisfaction to His servants.

Please join with me in prayer for these students as we prepare for this mission trip. Below they have written their prayer requests and I would love if you prayed for them by name. We are also relying on God for financial provision in this endeavor, so please pray we will believe in His faithfulness.

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I love this quote from John Piper, "To be humble is to be a servant. They are not the same. But humility leads to joyful readiness to do lowly service." I hope and pray that we will enter into service with this kind of joyful readiness!

let LOVE fly like cRaZy