Entries Tagged as Kloset Korner

My random thoughts on missionary life

I have a block of precious cheese that was flown here to the jungle from a caring friend. When should I get it out to eat it?!@# I protect such insignificant little things…mostly my 3 MK’s that are grieving the coming loss (next week) of 5 missionary families leaving the field. Being in our 10th year, I realize I have put this tremendous pain on my children…to say hello, fall in love with friends, and then have their heart ripped out over and over. It doesn’t get easier. Praise God for Internet and technology! We miss cousins, grandparents, aunties and uncles. Now they just text them from the jungle-WHAT!? They have friends all over the globe. They have an incredible world view. They love the poor, broken-hearted, and widows so easily. They eat jungle meats, bugs and other foreign foods yet appreciate great steak and crab and fine foods too. They are in elementary school! They speak 3 languages. They hold regular and mature conversations with adults, children, elderly…anyone! They are witness to miracles. My kids know God is REAL and they tell their friends, cousins, and family all about it over Skype and Vonage! My heart is ripped out almost daily at the pain of missing my best friend raising her adopted and prayed for baby girl…God catching 10 years of those tears. I bleed (it feels like) from the pain of a sister going through divorce and one who is sick, nieces and nephews in need, and elderly parents alone in Alzheimers. I check ticket prices and dream I am quickly wealthy…maybe a trip just to ring the front doorbell and catch a loved ones’ face in surprise. Priceless! My 3 babies travel well…hours by plane, car, canoe, or foot. They have seen places in a decade that most of the world will never see firsthand. They name the terantulas that live in our home (to rid the nasty and dangerous other bugs), hunt with indigenous friends, slide down unknown waterfalls, visit most US states and the “famous” places as guests of supporters, and know what it is to want, and to have much! They actually do really well with that. They don’t struggle like their mom does; with pinterest, facebook, and online magazines. Most of all, they feel famous because of the incredible people who partner and love on us as missionaries. They know it takes those who will GO and those who will GIVE and those who PRAY always. They know and understand something far greater than us all…to be a small part of bringing His Kingdom come here on earth!! It is that understanding that keeps this mom keeping on and puts my life back in perspective. What a privileged life I lead:)…and sometimes really hard!

in response to another missionary's blog one day...http://joshandemilykines.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/when-shes-not-the-good-missionary/

Swinging the sword

How is your battle going?  Are you feeling victorious? Let us join together remembering we are ALL victorious in Christ!  Yes, today I am living in victory under the capable direction of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Surrendered.

Beginning in March, I am setting about to memorize the book of James.  While this is a bit scary and new for me, I feel it is both from the Lord and something for my good. Will you pray for me in this?  I know full well this is going to be a fight! I have been feeling tired in this battle lately, and realize I need to start swinging my sword...His Word.

"James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2.Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,3. knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance." NASB James 1:1-3

Are you picking up your weapons today for the fight? Join me!


Battle Ready?

Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Phil 3: 13b-14 NASB

Today begins my commitment to scripture memory. I am posting this as a way for all you sisters to keep me accountable to this endeavor for the year.  For one, I am far to lazy a person and have felt this is a direction the Lord wants me to be going for some time and again, I have dropped the ball.  Thanks to a good friend here in Shell, I plan to work through the challenge set forth through Living Proof Ministries for 2011 titled Siesta Scripture Memory Team (that's Beth Moore's blog site). 

Do you want to join me?  I love having my sisters along! 

Please keep me in prayer, as I do you.  May this year be like no other in our equipping for the battle ahead.  Ready...?