Training for Missions

booksApril 13, 2013

So much has happened this week.  We are staying so busy.  Learning new things, classes, bonding, small groups, one on one meetings with a life coach/mentor once a week, meals, schedules.  It definitely is a lot to adjust to for someone my age.  I thought the schedule while I was in bible school a few years ago was an intense one but this one is even more so.  Of course, we have a lot to squeeze into the 3 months before we go on outreach and no we do not know where we are going on outreach yet!  🙂

Tonight, all of the girls of all ages are getting together for a “Girls Night In” and doing girlie things together like fixing each others hair, painting nails, giving makeovers, facials, etc.  It ought to be interesting, being that I have never liked to do these things with other women, although I am very well versed in a lot of it because I get my nails done, color my hair, wear makeup, love perfume, etc. etc.  I have just never done it with a group of women before and the thought of it just seems a bit uncomfortable.

So…..

We have twelve adults in our group and quite a few children, I don’t really know how many children for sure because I haven’t counted them.  Two of the moms in our group are singlegirls night in parents and one of them is married with children but her husband is deployed in Afghanistan right now.

One of the little girls who is in a single parent home came up to Mr. Joe tonight and asked  him if she could call him Papa Joe tonight.  She said that it is because she does not have a dad with her here.  It was very touching for her and him.  I believe that the Lord has some more healing in mind for that little family and ours, too.

Our Father, is so good.  It just overwhelms me to think of the truth in that simple phrase.  I have heard it so many times said lightly by people who did not really feel it, but I just have to say it again, GOD IS SO GOOD!  And I just feel it resonating ever so gently in my heart! Yes, Mr. Joe needs healing, also!

DaddyBottom line is this one….God created you and I, He knows us better than anyone on this earth will ever know us.  He has spent every minute of everyday of our lives with us.  He was beside us during our deepest darkest hours and our loftiest moments.  Nothing is hidden from Him.

He wants us to look at Him as our Daddy.  The One who knows all about us and understands ALL of our desires and our deepest needs.  He is the only One who can ever bring us to the completion of accomplishing any of those desires and needs to perfection.

He wants you and I to look at Him and call Him and call upon Him from our hearts…”Abba, Father!”

Love and blessings to you and Godspeed!

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About Rhonda

Let me introduce myself to you who may not know who I am...I am an artist, writer, blogger, born again follower of Jesus Christ (I pursue Him on an ongoing basis with passion), I am a recovering codependent, survivor of childhood and adulthood domestic violence, an empty nester who still has a LOT of life to live and a LOT more places to go before I stop, the wife to Mr. John, mother, grandmother and I have a passion for being a part of the process of getting preschoolers ready for the rest of their lives! I have probably left something out but that's ok.
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2 Responses to Training for Missions

  1. thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

    Just stumbled onto your blog. What a blessing! I am looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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