Blessed Unity

I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.” Prayer of Jesus in John 17:23

In my five years of serving with MAF in Lesotho, one of the things I have grown to appreciate the most is the missionary community. We are excited for each other’s breakthroughs, we mourn each other’s losses, we intercede and work together for God to be fully known and glorified here. We’re all on the same team.

AIf-Gathering few weeks ago, many missionary women in Maseru experienced a deeper level of living in community. We were invited by one of our co-laborers to come together to learn, worship, fellowship and pray for one another—it was AWESOME! We spent two days digging deeply into the life of Joshua, contemplating how his obedience can also be our obedience. The ripple effects are still felt all over Maseru, especially in small group fellowships where we can be honest and transparent.

If-Gathering2All this came to be because of a dream. One woman in our community had a vision to make it happen; she shared the vision with a few others. Those ladies encouraged her to “be strong and courageous,” and together they led over 20 missionary women into a time of deeper relationship and fellowship. The result was greater unity.

I was deeply moved by the trust and vulnerability in our final time of sharing and prayer together. We were asked to share our answer to this question:
“What is it in your life that God has called you to that seems too big, too much, impossible?”
For me that answer is stepping into the role of mother to an orphaned child… alone.

This Friday, May 29th, a meeting will be held to match available orphans with families who, like me, desperately want them. The community here is praying… I welcome you into my community and invite you to pray with us that God’s will be done. Thanks in advance for your prayers!

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