A long, long time ago...
in a land far, far away...
okay, so I was attending a little college, Emmaus Bible College,
in a little town in Iowa,
it seems like another lifetime -
(especially now that we are looking into colleges
for our firstborn!)
This was my favorite song in college.
I really wanted to be a missionary overseas.
I wanted God to show me where to go,
I was thinking Africa!
Though I really wanted to go,
and I knew there was a need to share God's love,
I never felt that I had God's favor or calling.
I also had a wonderful friend, Rodney.
He was one of a kind - I could tell you a ton of stories,
he was my best friend in
(and true friend - not boy friend or anything like that
-more like a big brother, I guess)
Anyway, he would always tell me that I was going to be
a missionary to Asia.
He was crazy!
I would tell him, "maybe Africa - but not Asia."
And he would argue back,
"Fine. You can go to Africa,
God needs you in Asia first."
It didn't dawn on my until we were in China,
I was having some quiet time with God and Jailyn,
and God reminded me of Rodney's encouraging
"You will be a missionary to Asia.
I can see you surrounded by Asian children."
And here I sit today with 2 beautiful Asian children,
and waiting on our child/ren from Africa.
Truly God gave Bryan and I a love for children -
but who knew God would lead us to where we are.
Praise God send us where the need is great -
and laborers are few.
Are you willing to go?