National Missionary Convention

Another field trip bites the dust.  More than a simple field trip, though, this one was life changing!   The National Missionary Convention was held this past weekend in Lexington, and because our church registered, we were able to attend for free.  You know me and field trips, I wasn’t about to pass up a free ticket into such an exciting event.  Little did I know that I would come home with a such a rejuvenated Spirit and a renewed heart for missions.

Tens of workshop choices and hundreds of missions booths left us both filled up and worn out at the same time.  We were filled up with such a passion, vision and resolve, yet worn out by the fact of our continual fight against the devil in this world.  The two workshops I chose to attend were about our battles with eastern religion quietly finding its way into Christianity, and the fight against the huge and devastating pornography/s*x trafficking business.

One thing was so evident  – in each workshop, at every booth and in every face – everyone knew without a doubt that God is on our side and we will not lose in the end!  Praise God!

We had such an amazing time Friday that we took my husband back on Sunday for their closing worship service.  An awe-inspiring message by Barry Cameron and wonderful concert by the Martin’s were only topped as we witnessed over a hundred people come before God to dedicate their lives to the mission field!

Even if God never calls me to go into what most people would consider the mission field, I know He can (and does) still use me mightily here in my own community and in my own family.  Join with me in praying for ourselves as missionaries  – either at home or abroad.  Pray for missionaries who are in areas of our world where they might be in danger.  Pray that God will raise up an army of missionaries to take His Word into the world to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Downtown Lexington with Rupp Arena in the background
A view from one of the very busy vendor halls
A missionary to Native Americans sharing the culture with us
One of many booths from missions our family or our church have supported
The coolest find - waterproof Bibles!
The Martin's singing at the Sunday worship service

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