Wednesday night was our last Mission Formation in Louisiana! Wow, a little over a year ago we were still wondering if our broke down van would ever get fixed and if the fact that we did not leave Oregon when we planned were all signs from God that we had not heard Him ask us to become missionaries. Even our first attempt to pull our 34’ trailer out of Oregon ended up with us making it to around Salem, Or. , (which is a little less than 2 hours from home) and then having to turn around to fix our van yet again. This left us around $500 poorer for our trip which was to take us for a short visit to Kansas City then down to Louisiana less than a month later. That was not to be, but what was to be was better than we could have imagined. This last year was full of challenges, difficulties, and growing with the Lord’s grace and provision meeting and surprising us at every turn. We made many new wonderful friends, branched out and grew as a family in the love of God. He has provided for our needs, including a mission post in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.
This post is supposed to be about our last mission formation. Some are asking “What is mission formation anyway?” Mission formation is a weekly gathering of Family Missions Company missionaries, friends, benefactors, potential missionaries, and basically anyone who wants to show up. We always have a meal, sometimes have mass, always sing praises to the Lord, usually share testimonies of what the Lord is doing in our lives, reports on recent mission trips, praise reports, prayer requests and praying with, over and for whoever wants, and general sharing our lives as a community.
Around the room during Praise and Worship