Russia Loves Me!
If you haven't been on a mission trip to another culture please go. Russia is added to the list of places people have talked to me about going and are on my heart. (The list: Mexico, Ireland, Georgia, India, and Russia). We need to see how God loves around this world. We need to see how to love people different from ourselves. We need to see that there is more happening than what is in our own community. God is moving across the world and our decisions should be made in following a God who is redeeming humanity to himself instead of making decisions based on our current comforts. I'm going to be praying that you get to go on mission to another culture and get your view of God expanded. In the mean time, we should all pray for those who are taking risk and giving of their resources to be places that we are not able. I leave you with a list of missionaries that I know personally to pray for. They are Crashing after God.
Brooke Davidson. Just got back from Nepal. She's not done yet. Her twitter tag is @brookisaflower.
Breanna Rains is back and forth to Mexico. She loves that place. Her blog.
Ethan Hollub. He is taking some people to Africa. This guy loves Jesus a lot. His website.
Wade and Kerrie Williams. Kerrie is the minister of missions at Lifepoint Church. Wade is my brother. They go everywhere for the Gospel. They have huge hearts for Mexico and India. If you want to get involved in a mission trip talk to Kerrie for sure. Kerrie's blog which Wade post on sometimes
Lisa Cain, Crystal Campbell, and Amy Jung all are pouring their heart into Africa.
There are tons more. Please feel free to leave a comment so I can pray for you if you are going on mission anytime soon. My wife is selling knitted stuff to raise money for some of these missionaries. Check her stuff out on her blog.
In closing, Russia probably doesn't love me, but I love Russia. Just not as much as Jesus.