Missions have always been very important to me. Our trip was really just putting shoes to a lifetime of missionary awareness training. My parents regularly invited missionaries into our home. I remember hearing stories of snakes and provision and great adventures, all told around their dining room table.
We were also required to read the biographies of missionaries. When I was younger, I thought reading biographies was a bit of a drag, but now I love reading them. I love digging into each person's story. And I especially love telling these missionary stories to children-my own and other's.
My parents also encouraged us to regularly write letters to missionaries sent out by our church, or that we knew in other contexts. I have many friends who are in foreign countries telling people about Jesus.
|My dream since I was a teenager was to visit my missionary friends in Japan and there we are...|