Saturday, February 14, 2015

OUR FIRST FAMILY MISSIONS TRIP

LOVE GOD! LOVE PEOPLE! 

October 2015 will be the year of our first of hopefully many family missions trips. As we strive to raise and disciple our children in western culture, our eyes have been opened to how desensitized we Americans are 
to what truly matters - LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE. We, as a culture, are consumed with gratifying our desires and cravings for the latest toy or gadget in our attempts to satisfy that empty, but extremely loud space we feel inside of us.

1 John 2:15-17 reminds us of what really matters...

Do Not Love This World

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.



On our trip to Haiti, we want to 

1. Love on the sweet kiddos at the Hands and Feet Orphanage

2. Serve alongside a great Christian ministry we believe in

3. Teach our kids first hand that true and lasting happiness doesn't come from accumulating possessions. ...after Andi Rae viewed a video on YouTube of these sweet children at the Hands and Feet orphanage, she turned to me and said, "Mom! These kids have nothing and they're so happy! I want to sell all my toys so I can go be their friend!" I LOVE her tender heart toward the things that matter and I pray that never goes away!



We have always had a heart to be a missions-driven family. We do what we can to teach our kids to serve locally and want to go global as well, as God opens doors and leads. Never did we dream that we could introduce our kids to foreign missions at the ages of 4, 6, & 8! God is AMAZING! As we looked into this orphanage that we already had a heart for and were made aware that there was no minimum age, and they encouraged our family to come, we knew we had to step out in faith and move forward in this pursuit. In a world where our children are constantly bombarded with MORE + NEW = HAPPINESS, we want to expose them to a 3rd world reality, where the JOY OF THE LORD is proved to trump the THINGS of this world. We want their eyes to see that life really is all about LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE...that's where our joy comes from.

If God hasn't led you to give already, would you please prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution to help send our family to Haiti? This cost includes everything - plane tickets, room and board, supplies, etc... you can contribute online via check/credit/debit here:

http://org.grouprev.com/mccfam?saved=1

If you prefer the snail-mail method, support can be sent to: K. McCuistion - PO Box 9948 - Tyler, TX 75711.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support!



Isaiah 6:8 - And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me!”



PS - would you like to join us!? Contact me and I will tell you how you can!


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