When God says ‘go’, our job is very simple “Go”. We do not need to stop and question it. We do not need to analyze every details of it, He already has all of the details sorted out.
God clearly told me to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have never been there before. I didn’t really know what I would be doing. I just knew that is where He wanted me.I always loved answering my supporter’s questions about what I was going to be doing in Thailand. I really don’t remember what I said, but what I do remember is their response to it. Many people have shared that I spoke with passion and confidence in this trip. WHAT? I’ve determined it was just the Lord speaking through me, because many times I feel clueless.
Even in my first week here, it was hard and frustrating. I am in a new city and trying to discover what it is the Lord has for me.
It wasn’t until yesterday that it all seemed to come together in one sweet little package.
I sat down with Emmi, the director of Lighthouse in Action. I first met her when she was visiting Phuket, and we just connected. And yesterday we met again and the connection just got stronger. We both got goose bumps the more we were talking and sharing. It seems like everything she desires, dreams and needs for Lighthouse is something I have done before or is a passion of mine.
Emmi has been alone trying to manage many different ministries (bar, slums, monk chat, X-life, a coffee shop and manage the Thai staff and visiting teams). Needless to say, that is a lot and I am amazed of how she has done it.
We talked about me partnering with Lighthouse in Action,
I could be …
- Teaching English to bar girls, the coffee shop staff, or the Thai Police.
- Teaching Thai to the visiting teams.
- Training/mentoring the teams on Thai culture and the ministries with Lighthouse.
- Helping with the social media/website (posting blogs written about Lighthouse).
- Disciple women who come out of the bars.
- Mentor the longer term intern team.
The possibilities are endless. In many ways, we get are in a pioneering season. There is a lot of work to be done and a grand vision before us. We are excited for what God is doing and how He brought us both together for this very specific time.
We are going to sit down and make a schedule soon. We are going to take it slow, and one step at a time. The plan is still for me to study Thai in the morning and serve in the afternoon in whatever capacity that I can.
Where is He calling you today? Who is He calling you to serve? What is He calling you to do?Feel free to comment below in where/who/what God is calling you to.