God is calling me to go. To places i've never been, never even dreamed I would go to.
In June I am heading out on a three month outreach! Bring on the adventure God!
In order to complete my discipleship training school I must complete an implicational outreach, using what I have learned in the classroom during the lecture phase, and God is sending me to Asia.
The Majority of our time will be spent doing ministry in Thailand.
a big part of the ministry we will be doing is using media and photography to communicate the things that are on god's heart. Photography isn't just something we do for fun, or something to remember our trip by, it is our ministry.
a few months ago someone prayed this verse over my life:
"This is what the lord says to his annointed, to Cyrus whose right hand i take a hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors for him so that gates will not be shut:
I will go before you and will level the mountains; i will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
i will give you treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places.
so that you may know that i am the lord, the god of israel, who summons you by name."
i was so confused about the whole"i will give you treasures of darkness" part.
i thought God i'm not in this for the treasure, why would you offer me that? what does that mean for me, for my calling?
Last week in class our lectures were given by suzy childers the founder of photogenX the discipleship and photography program that i am a part of. she quoted this verse about treasures in the darkness and god filled me with sweet revelation.
that is my calling!
those treasures of darkness are god's children: his beloved daughters hidden away into the darkness of the sex industry, his children who are suffering on the streets dealing with abuse, his people who are in such pain because of the sin in this world. he is going to use me and even my photography to bring these people into the light. to be his light over them. to not only illuminate their stories but to illuminate their lives with the love of christ.
I am so excited to be commissioned out into the nations,
to go be jesus' hands and feet in asia. please be praying for me and my team as we prepare to be sent.