The beginning of all great Christian movements sees an increase in prayer. When we pray, God answers. As we begin preparing for our Summer Mission trips, there are three things each of us should be taking to God:
1) Should I be going? For some, God makes this answer very simple, but for others, it will take a little more time to find out where God is calling them to be this Summer. Before you take your yes to going off the table, truly ask God to provide this opportunity for you. Instead of thinking about how you cannot, think about how God can provide. Then, pray from the posture of God providing a way instead of praying in belief of defeat.
2) Open Minds and Open Hearts. Begin the process of praying for the conversations and acts of service that are coming. God is going to change eternities this Summer, but we need to have our hearts and minds open to what it is that he would have us to say and do. This can only happen by seeing people have open minds to the Holy Spirit and open hearts to the love that needs to be shared.
3) The Native Peoples. Both in Belize and in Kentucky, people will be hearing the Gospel for the first time. If we desire to talk to people about God, we must first pray to God about those people. Our teams will be heading out and sharing the love with all people. Pray that the hearts of those hearing the Gospel begin softening to be receptive to the Holy Spirit and the change that only comes through him.