Tuesday, October 7, 2008

God's working overtime...

Sometimes I really feel like God is working over time on me. As you may, or may not, know I'm in seminary through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Really cool. So's my husband. Well, this is my first semester and I'm taking Introduction to World Missions. So, my big paper this class is a 15-20 page paper on an unreached people group. I need prayer. I've chosen a people group in Turkmenistan. We have to come up with a plan of how to reach them. As some of you may know, I've never been exposed much to missions, missionary work, etc. until the past 3-5 years. Really cool. I'm totally taken with it. I have read several great books, I pray for missionaries regularly, whatever...BUT. I'm still very naive and un-knowledgeable (is that a word...I should've just said 'ignorant') about this stuff. Even after reading two texts for this class. Now, I feel like having some book knowledge, I'm just gonna sound stupid in this graduate level paper. SO. I need your prayers...one of mine was answered in that the teacher has already given the entire class a two day extension until Sunday. ..and I found out more than a day before the paper was due! LOL! BUT> I need, I covet your prayerful support in this. I know God is working on me with this, because of all things...a missionary and his family was at our church this past Sunday. No, not from Turkmenistan, that would've been way out of this world bizarre...but this wife uses the same curriculum I do with her four kids that she homeschools in Cambodia. Really neat. I got to talk to them for just a minute or two after the service, but I know God put them there. Just for me. : ) I think I start getting these strange ideas about what a missionary must "look like" or "be like" or "they're not like me" "they're different". But you know what? That family was so much like mine it was a bit scary. I am trying to be so open to God's leading, but it's hard! God could tell you...it's literally taken Him years to just get me to be open to moving around the USA according to His call. SO. I covet your prayers, for me, for my family, for my paper!

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