FACEBOOK post, May 2017
NINE YEARS! It's been 9 years this month since the first short-term mission trip from FBCMcK to Sierra Leone! Tom and I could never have imagined that our lives would change so dramatically. What an adventure! I'm reflecting today on the various 'Community Based Organizations' that we and fellow team members have had the privilege of serving. More than a dozen groups of people with needs ranging from the effects of polio, severe disabilities, special needs, orphans, street kids, drug and alcohol abuse, agricultural needs, food relief, the elderly, and others! Utterly humbling! Mark 10:29-30, Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake, but that he shall receive a hundred times as much NOW IN THE PRESENT AGE, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; AND IN THE AGE TO COME, ETERNAL LIFE."