Going on a mission trip is not a new experience for us. However, each trip that we take is an opportunity for God to do new and exciting things. We often GO anticipating how God will use us to minister to the indigenous people we encounter. And He does, but the greater work God accomplishes in in our own hearts and lives. With every trip, I become more aware of how desperately I need the grace of God. When encountering the conditions in a developing country like Kenya I come face to face with my own sinful condition – I’m spoiled, selfish, self-centered, demanding, impatient, unkind, negative, prideful, and so much more. As painful as that revelation is, I’m thankful God hasn’t given up on me – “that He who has begun a good work in me will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” He allows me the opportunity to humble myself, repent and then He lavishly pours out His mercy. He is a good, good Father!
This trip was special to Bill and me because we had so many of our family with us. Many years ago, in March of 2004 to be exact, God spoke a special promise to me from Isaiah 59:21 concerning our family. It says,
“As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”
You may be thinking NO WAY!!! I understand that – I thought the same thing myself before my first trip.
There is the issue of cost – it’s expensive, but God provided for each person on our team and He will provide for you too!
God couldn’t use me – “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.” John 14:12-13
If you believe in Him, you will do even greater works than Jesus himself, because you have been empowered by the Holy Spirit living in you. Jesus said apart from Him we can do nothing, but with Him nothing is impossible
Spoke at a Women’s Meeting Saturday, May 26
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season . . . 2 Timothy 4:2
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
Feeding Needy Families
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. Isaiah 58:10
Provided food bags (approximately 2 weeks’ worth) for 20 families to include:
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Life Principles Conference
Bill and Stan Bailey, from In Touch Ministries, taught 30 pastors & Kenyan Police officers while the rest of the team was ministering in the schools.
Founder and President of Go Ministries, Inc.
Co-Founder and Secretary/Treasurer of Go Ministries, Inc