Thursday, August 22, 2013

Taking children to the mission field


       "So, have your plans to move to Romania changed since you have a baby now?"  No, they haven't.  Many people asked us once Jamie got pregnant if we would still go, and now that Beckham is born others have begun to ask also.  Some are concerned about medical care, others education, and others think it might not be best for him to be brought up in a foreign country.   
       When I pray about this topic, God reminds me that He has called our family to go.  It isn't just something Jamie and I want to do, it is something God told us to do.  We would be disobeying God if we did not go.  Therefore, if we did not go then Jamie and I would be modeling a lifestyle of disobedience to our son.
       As far as safety and healthcare, we do have concerns about moving there.  But once again I am reminded that if God cannot keep us safe and protected on the mission field then why would we think he could do that here in America?
       The final reason: God sent His Son to an earth full of hostile enemies.  God the Father knew what would happen to His Son.  His Son would be ridiculed, mocked, beaten beyond recognition, and killed.  Does that make Him a bad Father?

"For God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."     John 3:16

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