Well, we are on our way home from being at Voice of the Marytr. It was the most amazing trip that I ever had. God did so much in the time period that we had. It was an interesting group, some had come before but most of the group were first timers to VOM. We all came from many different life circumstances and walks in the Christian life. I think that is what I enjoyed the most about this trip.
To start from the very beginning is the only way to begin this reflective blog. This trip was first mentioned about 6 months ago when I was talking to one of my student’s mother about VOM. They were familiar with the ministry and what they did, but did not know that you could volunteer at their headquarters. My mom gave her further information and she discussed it with her husband. They later gave the okay about going. We then spent the last few months finding others to go with us. The final number was twelve people. Two moms, six twenty year olds, two teenage boys, and two kids. I think that was one of the first things I learned from this trip.
God can start working in the heart of someone at any age and that they can do things for Him at any age. So many Christians get trapped into the idea that you have to be in your late teens, early twenties, and single to be of any use for the ministry. Or, you can wait until your are retired and have grandkids. This is not true, God has never put an age limit on those who can serve Him. The scripture is full of children, young adults, single, married, men and women that had a heart to serve God and were used mightily for Him. He sees the hearts of people, and has the amazing way to bring people with the same heart together.
At the end of the trip, I did not want to come home, and could have stayed for another week. I learned to live with people that I only had a few things in common with and not really have a relationship with. Now, I see what God has done in their lives and I am excited to see what the future holds with them as my friends.