As Christians, there’s an inner passion we all have. Some say its God calling (nudging) you to do something. And if you are willing to step out of your comfort-zone and follow it, you may be surprised were it leads you.
24 hrs after Hurricane Katrina made land fall in 2005, the death toll from the impact on 7 states reached 1,836. 24 hours after a 7.0 magnitude quake struck Haiti in 2010 predictions of the death toll had reached 90,000 plus people. Later, that prediction would come true.
With my involvement on Missions teams responding to natural disasters in Mississippi and Haiti, I have witnessed firsthand the suffering from natural disasters. Being on mission teams to help in the rebuilding effort simply means responding to God’s calling, to step outside your comfort zone and follow the example of Jesus Christ. It has opened my eyes and my heart.
Why volunteer? It’s the foundation of our faith. The Bible is full of stories of ordinary people who responded to a call, to a whisper to “come follow me”.
Thought for the day: Is Jesus calling you?
Prayer: Dear Jesus, we know that you are with us to the end of the age. We are thankful for those who have answered your call to spread your word in service to others throughout the world.
Prayer focus: VIM teams