Of course, at some level I knew this, but in the busyness of life, the whirlwind of ministry needs, and the clear call in Scripture to die to self, the fact that we matter too can get lost. I know that I can get so guarded against pride, ego, and any other self-centered characteristic that good godly self-care slips away and I actually become annihilated in the process.
Scripture is very clear that I matter / that we matter. Clearly, we matter to the Lord, for when we were dead in our trespasses and sins Christ died for us. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever (me) would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life. I have been redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, and the Bible says that we are the apple of God’s eye…this means I matter.
During the season of navigating grief and all the possible changes that the passing of my mother has brought, the Lord has allowed me to clearly see through all of your actions that I matter too. I have been overwhelmed by love, support, prayers, and food that family and friends have poured out upon me and I thank you all so much.
I have absolutely no regrets regarding the last ten years spent caring for my mom, but I do have to say that I am incredibly excited about this new phase in my life and the calling that the Lord has upon my life of the furtherance of the gospel to the unreached people groups of the world. For Some time now I have known that the Lord has a distinct call upon my life to be directly involved in the great need of the nations for the gospel and the teaching of His word. Even though over the last year I have been able to be involved in this in incredible ways, it now seems as though the whole world has just opened up to me.
Please pray for:
1) Stability as I continue to walk through the grief
2) Wisdom as I move forward in the call
3) That my ear would be acutely tuned to the voice of the Master
I truly appreciate your prayers as I continue in seeking the Lord’s will for me. I am still in need of people who wish to partner with me financially. I am most appreciative of you who have joined me in this area, and I’m grateful that I have reached 1/4 of my monthly support needs. If the Lord leads you to join me financially, you can do so by clicking here to become a financial partner or mailing your support check to:
Saving Grace World Missions
17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste.203 Yorba Linda, CA 62886
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