Well it’s that time of month again; The Missionary Blog Carnival. A blog carnival, as I understand it anyway, is essentially a collection of posts about the same topic. This one is supposed to be about a life you have been used by God to change. Somewhat difficult for me, mostly because I see God changing lives not because of me but usually in spite of my efforts. I tend to mess things up, especially when it comes to relationships.
Yet I have seen many people changed, and mostly for good.
Take Mike for example. A young man, should be eleven years old now, and when I met him he was in dire need of help. He was literally dying. Mike is H.I.V. positive and when we found him he was very sick. His mother, Ann, could not afford to take him to the doctor.
Because we purposefully look for people that others ignore we found Mike, and took him to the doctor. He was given some medicines and we were advised to help him gain weight. So we plied him with food, and today he is more than skin and bones.
I saw him just a few weeks ago, and he looks and acts like a healthy eleven year old kid. He is a life that I have seen God change through me. God has used Mike and his mom to change me as well.
I used to look for God in cathedrals and in men/women who were “spiritual.” But I found Jesus hanging with a dying kid and his mother. Ann is not a holy woman, yet Jesus himself embraces her. In Ann’s house I felt a tangible presence of God, sounds crazy I know, but it happened. I will never be the same again. (Last year I wrote about it here.)
Well there it is my Missionary Blog Carnival post for the month. If you are looking for blogs written by missionaries, then www.missionary-blogs.com is the place for you. There are all kinds of missionaries listed there, and they all have blogs. Check it out.
Johnny Brooks, missionary to the ‘least of these’ in Nakuru, Kenya