Not always picture worthy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Excuse my appearance in this one, it was a little bit hot :)
I've learned over the last few weeks that one of the biggest things I struggle with is not doing "picture worthy" ministry.  I've always loved seeing pictures of what missionaries are doing; seeing the heart wrenching pictures of kids, or the joyous baptisms.  In my mind I guess I thought that's what I'd be sharing with everyone regularly.  What you don't see in those pictures however is all of the behind the scenes not so "picture worthy" things that take place.  That is where I'm at in ministry right now.  I have not had the chance to feed a starving baby, help an elderly man or woman to the hospital, give out life saving care, or anything else so dramatic.  My ministry right now is developing budgets, typing up procedure manuals, making signs for the house, cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms, providing water to the KOFAEL women, etc.  Some days I struggle with not being able to share incredible pictures and stories with you all, but for now this is where God has me. 

You see, all of these things are critical to the success of this ministry.  Without a budget, procedure manual, or plans on how to do ministry, HFMS would never actually get off the ground.  I've had to remind myself many times over the last couple of weeks, that while I may not be saving lives right now, the work I'm doing will eventually lead to making a big impact on lives one day.  So for now, I'll pour another glass of ice water, serve another pack of crackers, clean the bathroom, type up documents, and keep the house running smoothly until God places bigger ministry opportunities in my path. 

"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of your lord."  Matthew 25:21

"If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.  But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities."  Luke 16:10

Here's to being faithful in the little things!

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  1. Matthew 10:42 And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded. (NLT). You keep passing out that water!!! much love and big prayers, Caroline Barndt, Grey Stone Church, Durham :)