Today is Mission 4 Monday over at Peggy’s Blog. The whole aim of this is to share your mission – for life, for a period or even for the week. I’m sharing my mission for the next one year.
Both my parents are full time missionaries. Their area lies in training for indigenous African Missions. Over the past 30 years, they have sent out more than a thousand missionaries to various countries in Africa. So how do I fit in?
We have a family guest house called Green Pastures Prayer and Retreat Center (‘Green Pastures’ for short). The major purpose of this center is to cater to the needs of Missionaries and missions-minded people. A lot of missionaries are leaving the field because they suffer from depression as a result of burnout. We have created a quiet and serene environment in an atmosphere where they can relax and just be with God.
In December of 2007, I felt God calling me to give up a year to serving these people. This aspect of Missions is called ‘Member Care’. I am to run the Retreat Center. For years this seat has been empty; therefore the center needs a lot of attention, renovations and care. My job is to raise the necessary funds for this. I have no training in fund raising and none in hospitality. But since it’s the Lord, I’ve chosen to not worry too much about it. Afterall, he does not use the qualified, but he takes the available and qualifies them.
If you would like to participate in this meme, click here. Below are photos of the Retreat Center.