Some Christians think that they can’t really serve the Lord unless they move to a foreign country. But although some people are called to this, as I was, not everyone is meant to go overseas. The main thing God wants from us is open hearts, ready and willing to serve Him no matter where we are.
Marsha wrote and told me that the Lord has put a burden on her heart for students and all young people. She wants to teach them how to live functional, God-honoring lives. Because of where she lives, she is around many kids who come from very dysfunctional families.
Her heart breaks when she sees these kids with nowhere to go for help. So Marsha’s goal is to start a ministry that will reach these young people, teaching them that Jesus Christ can answer all their needs.
What I love about Marsha’s story is that she’s ministering in the place that God has put her, a difficult, difficult area, and is following the burden on her heart. Romans 12:6 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.”
What are your gifts, and what tugs at your heart? Whatever it is, ask God to help you move in that direction, to bring hope and healing to the brokenhearted through Jesus Christ and the Holy Word of God, the Bible.