BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
In March, I traveled to Nigeria with my family (and a dozen others) on a missions trip. In the months leading up to the trip, I heard every well-meaning concern (“Are you worried about their safety?” “Isn’t it likely they will get sick?” “Is that the best way to spend money, what can kids offer?”).
Identity and family identity can be a controversial subject. What do we stand for? How does it compare with the larger society? How does our calendar and spending reflect that?
If you’ve ever served alongside your children, then you’ve witnessed the enthusiasm that children feel when they know they’re helping others.
Lately, I have been talking to my kids about an outward focused life. Some call it missions, others call it outreach, I am hoping we call it normal. I have been explaining my heart for orphans as a ‘burr under my saddle’.