Malta

Only three more days……

Please pray for our travel safety and for God to use us as we share the gospel. We will be seed- planting, as part of a larger plan to evangelize this island. This island is so full of history and I am told a very old history. The village adopted by West Franklin Baptist Church, who is sponsoring this trip, is Mqabba. It is situated in the heart of a soft limestone quarry area from which most of Malta’s buildings are made. One characteristic of many Maltese villages is the very clear entrances and exits. The town we will be staying in is Valetta, a walled city. There are also many ports and harbors, which is how the gospel came when Paul shipwrecked there (Acts 28!). We have been told that the people are still very friendly, as they were in Paul’s time. I am really looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use me out of my comfort zone, and give me the boldness I will need.

Malta

A wonderful mission opportunity came up through our church, and I will be going to Malta at the end of this month. Our team has four women and two men.
On the morning of January 28, I will be leaving for Malta via Chicago and London.
Although our exact itinerary while there has not been shared with us, I know that we will be doing some distribution of literature, ladies and children ministry, possibly painting (okay, now I will be comfortable since our mission trips have always been physical labor supporting the missionary) and prayerwalking. Now, I have not heard of prayerwalking before, but I feel as a Christian, we need to be continually praying, and thus it is a lifestyle of praying as opposed to a singular activity. I have done it without having a name for it….have you ever noticed someone while out and about that looks like they need prayer, and started praying for them? What about when a new neighbor moves in and is not overly friendly, but you feel the need to pray for them; and maybe, one day, the Lord will open the door for you to talk to them. In the context that we will be in, there is a village our church has adopted to pray for and this will be the first outreach to them. In addition to praying as we distribute literature and visit the community, we will be able to bring back our burdens as we see them and continue to pray for them as the word is being sown there.

On the way back, we will be spending a weekend in London, arriving home on February 8. Please pray for safety as we travel, and that we will be used to the fullest! I do not plan to take the computer, so pictures and stories will have to be shared after the 8th!