It Starts With One Step

by | Oct 16, 2019 | Jennifer's Blog

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao-Tzu

I first got the itch for a mission trip back in early 2017 when I attended a global infusion mission meeting. I only went due to a friend inviting me to “come and listen and hear the pastor/president of the company speak”. At first I thought Yeah, I’ll listen, but no body better try and talk me into anything or I am gone. Thinking back, God truly blew me away in that meeting. After listening to the pastor, my heart was pulled towards learning more about these different countries and showing them God’s love. While my head battled with my heart the reality hit – How much do I need to raise? You are going where? Don’t they hate Christians there? What can I do overseas?  It was apparent I needed to pray. So I prayed and I prayed and then I prayed some more. But in my spirit, I could not let it go. I had to hear more and attended every meeting after that.

I went on my first missions trip to Egypt and Lebanon. Afterwards, there was no turning back. I was hooked. While continuing to pray every step of the way, I went to Kenya and kept my heart open for future trips. I ended up back in Lebanon with missionaries who had lived overseas. That is when I felt the first heart prickle to live overseas for mission’s work. It was on this trip I started praying about joining the Global Infusion Internship.

Several months of praying and fasting, asking myself, Should I take this step? And the answer was yes! So I took the steps in my personal life towards this goal and decided to go for it!

Isaiah 6:8, Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,”Whom shall I send? and who will go for us?” And I said,”Here am I. Send me!”   What is your next step? If in Knoxville, attend a meeting and talk to a team member. If not in the area, look on the website globalinfusion.org and read about myself and the other interns/missionaries. Look at the areas we are going and the work we are doing. Then listen, pray, and take that step!

God will guide you. Listen, pray, and take the step of faith! It is worth it!

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