When I was quite young, I can’t remember my exact age, I heard an almost audible voice saying to me, “I want you to be a missionary to foreign lands.”
I was appalled, I didn’t want to be a missionary, and I didn’t want to leave home. So I said that I wouldn’t be a missionary, I would do everything else, except be a missionary.
Well a little bit later I heard the voice once again say, “You will be a missionary!” Again I resisted and again He came to me, finally I answered that I would go. Such peace entered my heart! I didn’t know what it all entailed, but all of a sudden, the desire came over me that I wanted to go!
So, for many years I knew what I was going to be when I grew up.
Finally I turned 17 and time passed until it came to the summer of 2012; I knew that this was the year that I must send in an application to the missionary field. I was excited, and time seemed to fly by!
The month of August came, nothing exciting about that, except for what happened in the month of August. My church had a visiting pastor from TN, come and do a series of talks. We only made it to the Saturday and Saturday afternoon meetings (since we lived so far away.) Well after the afternoon meeting I felt impressed to go and ask him to have a dedication prayer for me.
So I went up to him and told him that the Lord was leading me to be a missionary, and I told him at the time that I was thinking about going to the Philippines to do missionary work, even though I really didn’t want to go there, but I was willing to go wherever the Lord was leading. Well, he told me that he knew of a ministry that needed missionaries in New Zealand and that maybe I should go through there first.
Now I was really excited! You see I have always had a love for Australia and places with accents, and now the Lord was letting me go to a place that is close to Australia! God is so good!!!
Well I contacted the pastor and he contacted the other pastor and now I’m in the process of getting it all settled.
I will be leaving in April or May of 2013, hopefully April :).
Please pray for me as I am doing what the Lord has called me to do! Also if you feel impressed, I would greatly appreciate any donations that you can give. They will be used to help spread the gospel in New Zealand.
I will keep you all posted about what is happening.