Saturday, June 27, 2009

Storms and Trials

As missionaries we have left behind so many things this summer in order to take the pro-life message to the streets. It seems that as soon as we get comfortable walking or making due without certain comforts we are asked to give more of ourselves. This past Friday we finished day shift early and thought we would get a good night's sleep for the first time this week. We had a 2 hour drive to Mitchell, SD, where we were staying for the weekend. Half way to Mitchell we encountered an incredible storm with reported winds of up to 65 miles per hour. We could barely see 10 feet in front of us because of the heavy rain that literally was going sideways! We were forced to turn around and find shelter - which was over 17 miles back from where we were. We waited out the storm at a gas station and hoped that we would be able to get some sleep that night. The weather cleared and we were able to drive to Mitchell. We didn't arrive until after midnight and had to get up early in the morning to drive another hour to go pray outside the only abortion clinic in South Dakota which is located in Sioux Falls.

This is just one example of how God is calling us each day to give more of ourselves to Him so that He can use us as His instruments in the world to save lives and change hearts. We believe that abortion is not something that we will have to live with - it is something we are all called to fight through our peaceful and prayerful witness as we walk the country this summer.

The true miracle of this summer is that God is using us who are imperfect to do His will. All we are doing is making ourselves available to Him and continually saying yes to Him when He asks more of us each day.

Northern Walk 2009
Mitchell, SD


Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all of you walkers as you take this important message to our country!!! We are praying for your efforts and are truly inspired by your energy and willingness to walk the country. Yay for you!! My husband and I have talked about walking cross country for pro life over the last year. We have small children and getting ready to have another so we are a little limited but we will be praying for you all! You are a beautiful inspiration to this country. Please keep up the beautiful work. Our country needs your help.
Rebecca & Craig Webb
Manassas, Virginia

10:38 PM  

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