As I Shopped for the necessary things I would talk to those who worked in the stores. Thinking my husband was military they would ask how long he would be deployed. As long as God sees fit is my answer...as long as the door is open and until the day the guard doesn't stamp the passport.
I am amazed how the doors fly open to be witness to what we are doing and the doors that are opening for R. As I tell them how openly the people of the land are seeking the truth, I watch their faces change. Sometimes it is witht he desire to be as openly seeking...sometimes they just don't get it. Nontheless, it gives opportunity for me to say that we are telling everybody about Jesus...here and there...."and at the feet of Jesus, every knee will bow...."
I love how the hearts of the women I work near are changing. There's a great relationship where non existed before. See what happens when you stop and take an interest in people? They now listen to the new intently, if I don't come right over to say hello, they worry about me. They share lunches, memories, wedding albums and distresses with me. I understand that they are my ministry...while I didn't work as closely with women in our church body the Lord revealed to me I wasn't called to. There are plenty of women inside the walls of our church to walk alongside the needy and they aren't going anywhere...but...my ministry is to the women outside our church walls, to the ones who will never pass through our doors. With our calling to go...I am in preparation to recognize the needs of those ladies even while I await my departure. They are my mission field and I am a picture of how God is leading and directing our family. They have been here before, during and after the call to go, they have watched the process....."for you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you says my Lord"