Monday, July 26, 2010

If You've Tasted Such Good Things...

On Thursday, I leave for Zambia, Africa. I want to keep this post simple. I do want to say a few things though.

I'm gonna miss this girl...

and this girl... crazy. Oh, and their daddy also!

I've posted this video before, but I'm going to post it again. I can't stop watching it for some reason. I've typed out some of the text below...just 'cause.

I know I've neglected my blog lately, but I'm going to post as much as possible while in Zambia. I want you to see and "meet" some of the amazing people, especially the children, that will be coming into my life shortly. I hope you check in from time to time to see how our team is doing...and maybe say a little prayer. Say a prayer for our team, that our impact will be great and that we will be greatly impacted. Please pray that we open our hearts and see those around us the way God truly sees them. Please pray for those of us who are leaving small children behind...I'm afraid it will be a true test for us.

Disclaimer...I don't know anything about the organization listed at the end of this video.

Jackie Pullinger

Selected text from Go!! Jackie Pullinger

“The principle of the gospel is this…the gospel always brings life to the receiver and death to the giver. If the gospel brought death to Jesus Christ, why would we think that in preaching the gospel it would be any less for us? He says, if anybody would be my disciple he must take up his cross and follow me. If it killed Him to give life to us and He invites us then to do the same, why would we expect that it would be any less?”

“The poor people all over the earth who have never heard of Jesus, they are the poorest people. They are desperate for food, they’re desperate for blankets, they’re desperate for medicine, they’re desperate for water. The most number of people worldwide who’ve never heard about the love of the Lord Jesus Christ are desperately poor…and they are not going to come here to hear the gospel. We have to go there. So why haven’t people gone? It has something to do with guarding our life, and living a normal life so other people can go. But I say...No! Why don’t you all go, if you’ve tasted such good things? Go to the ends of the earth because those poor aren’t gonna watch Jesus on TV -- they haven’t got electricity. They’re not going to hear about Him unless we go. So would you? I’m here with a plea for you…if you’ve known the love of God…if you’ve tasted of His sweetness at all…there’s no other way to serve him except giving up your life…and this is voluntary. This is not a sentence of death…at all -- we’re not sentenced to death. We are just privileged to answer His call.”


Nadra said...

Angie...we will be praying for you and your team. I know just how hard it is to leave little ones behind, but God will get you through this. You will miss them, but there will be lots of us lifting you up in prayer and that, my friend, will get your through. Can't wait to follow along and see the work that you're doing. I am so proud of you. Love you bunches.

Fenwick Five said...

You said it exactly right to the core!!:) I am sure God will lead you all the way,he knows the desire of your heart and how you and your team want to make a difference, and that this is not just a big vacation trip,it is for God to use you in a mighty way to help the people find Jesus and be the salt of the earth!! May the Holy Ghost be flowing thru you like rivers of living water!
Have a blessed trip! Gidget:)

Peter and Nancy said...

I just love that piece of writing! It really helps us as western Christians with easy lives to be reminded that we are called to pour out our lives for people who might otherwise never know that God loves them dearly. Every blessing on you as you travel, serve, and miss your family.

Joy said...

I'm praying for your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it! I love that video. My church used it on Orphan Sunday (along with your video as well). I whip it out and listen to it every now and then for inspiration. You GO, Girl!!! Africa's going to impact you forever.