Perhaps we all should adopt our very own missionary. I had been praying for a while for the Lord to send me a missionary for whom I could begin praying for...cry with, rejoice with. When I first met Kerri Hamilton, she didn't even leave her name on the blog I commented on. She was just a Missionary-In-Waiting. I can't really remember the conversation of the post at the time, I just remember reading her plea for understanding, her position on a matter close to her heart, and that she was a "missionary in waiting". I didn't even know what that meant when I saw it. But it intrigued me. The Lord led me to pray for her. I wrote the prayer out on the comment stream, posted it and went on my merry way back to my blogsite and my blog-writing.I can't recall exactly how long it was before I got an email from her thanking me for praying for her--one day or three. Really, it doesn't matter. We began corresponding. At the time she was pretty much unable to share much about her call to missions because she wasn't sure where she was going. That's all in the post you can find [HERE]. I'm not going to write verbatim her blog profile because you can now read it for yourself as her blog is no longer a security issue and is public. HooRay for us! TAH DAH! for the Hamilton's...read that post [HERE].
Kerri and Robert are so excited about God's new call upon their lives. They'll be missionaries in Brazil. For anyone interested in participating in praying for these new missionaries as they walk through each step of the process, Kerri's blog will be a great place to view from afar and learn. She has four darling children whom she homeschools and teaches lessons of life in wonderful ways. They are going to need all the prayers we can utter as they learn a new language and sever emotional ties here in America. They will experience joy, separation anxieties, adapting struggles and tests upon their faith as none we've ever encountered. They will need to adjust to new government regulations, traffic guidelines, diet changes and a multitude of other things we take for granted in our prosperous America.
They need us, folks. And the following post found HERE kind of sums up the one side of this missionary's heart. Go over and examine her heart. Share a part of yours. And then take hers into yours and pray for her daily. I'm glad God led me to her and her to me. I know you'll be glad too when you get to know her. selahV