September 15, 2010

Heading off to Mozambique!

As of October 5th I'll be in Mozambique! I feel my missionary zeal stirring here at the Catholic Medical Mission Board retreat with fellow missionaries. We're spending the week preparing for our prospective mission ventures.

The day I arrived, I had a terrible migraine. I've been working hard over the past year to get free of the migraines because they hamper my ability to give my all to the people I'm serving. So far, nothing has significantly stopped them. During the climax of my head pounding, at 4 am, I got on my knees and prayed, "Lord, show me what is keeping me from getting healed of these migraines. If it's anything in my heart or habits that need to change, show me so I don't have to struggle with these in Africa!"

I then saw a picture of 4 small African children-- aged 2, 3 and 4 sitting down near me. I lay my head and body along their little laps and heard Jesus say to me, "The children will heal you. Surrender yourself to the children. I am in them and we will heal you."

I did that in prayer and my headache ceased. I feel asleep. That was 5 days ago. I've not had a head ache since!

What does this mean? I ask that you pray with me so that as I go to Iris Ministries for the coming months, I will heard the Lord's heart as to what exactly He wants me to do during my time with Iris. "Unless the Lord builds the house, the labors labor in vain." I want to be in the center of His heart in this next season of my mission work. I would be so blessed if each of you reading this will not only pray for me, but join with me to pray for the poorest of the poor children of our world, to see them touched by God's love and empowered to be all that God has destined them to be! Thank you for your prayers and support!