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Is it Really Over?

Is it really over…

After months of planning and preparing to spread the Word of Jesus, is it really over?  For me this was a trip of many firsts, my first mission trip, my first crusade, and my first need for a passport to travel outside the country.  But most of all it was my first chance to see what happens to many people’s lives during a mission trip.  Connecting with the local people and the members of the mission trip will be something that I will remember the rest of my life.  The people of Jamaica have touched upon my emotions and soul in ways I cannot explain in words.

So often we get caught up in our day-to-day activities, that we don’t see the bigger picture that we are here on this earth to help one another and perform the works that God calls us to do.  The Holy Spirit was working through every one us on this trip and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without that influence.  Working many hours with little to no sleep, through the obstacles, we made relationships that really showed the Jamaicans that you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.  Their knowledge of the Word may have surpassed us in many respects but to share the fellowship that we have in Christ was awesome.  I am not a great story teller but the pictures I took could only have been inspired by God.  He obviously wants His story told in many ways so that people will come to Him and be saved.  For me this initial trip may be over but a whole new life of working for Jesus has begun.

-Jim Wanglund “Driveby Jim”

One response

  1. Very beautifully written. 🙂

    May 29, 2008 at 3:54 am

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