With praises to my King, I share with you.....
Our entire expenses for our mission trip to South Africa are now paid in full.
And, I wonder how my Heavenly Father is smiling down on a group of young people here in our little community in south Georgia.
You see, a few months ago, I shared with our youth group at church our desire to change the world for orphans. I shared how God had called us both to South Africa and to adoption. We viewed photos and videos with information about the orphan crisis. When the service was over, there were few dry eyes.
Then, after I got home, my phone rang.
It was our youth director.
He said, "Mrs. Robbie, remember how I asked our youth how many of them wanted to do something for orphans? Every hand went up. Then, I asked how many were willing to sacrifice something. Every hand went up. Let me tell you what the LORD has laid on my heart."
As he began to pour out his heart, I began to cry. And, as he has continued to pray, meet with his leadership team, meet with the pastor, and meet with the deacons, I stand amazed at what God has done.
He has asked our youth group if they are willing to sacrifice youth camp this year so they can use their allotted funds in the church budget to pay the remainder of the funds needed to pay our way to South Africa. He said when he went back to the youth group to share his plan, he was prepared for questions, and even a little pouting, but he received none of that. They were all willing to pay the price that others may hear the Good News!
As it was noised abroad of the working of the early church in Acts, may it be noised abroad that there are teenagers in south Georgia willing to make a radical unselfish sacrifice for the Kingdom of God!
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad!