Ever wonder what kind of ministry you are supporting?
What happens when no one is looking? What is the real motive behind it all?
I took a short trip to Honduras this past weekend. At church on Sunday, I sat in with the kids just like I did all summer.
There was a boy in Sunday school whom I had never seen before. He was disrupting the class— intentionally dropping things on the floor and falling out of his chair. The teacher patiently asked him to sit still and pay attention to her Bible story, but of course he didn’t listen.
For a moment I became just a bit frustrated with this little boy. Why couldn’t he sit still so that the other kids could learn about Christ’s love for them?
When the class ended, I handed the kids their snacks and watched them leave, but when I turned around, I saw that the misbehaving little boy was still here. He was sitting in a chair listening intently to the teacher while she held up this cube with pictures of Jesus.
She was sharing the gospel with him.
This one boy, in the eyes of the world, was the most undeserving. He interrupted her Bible class and refused to listen to her stories, but here she was staying long after class patiently sharing with this little child the love that his heavenly father has for him.
These are the things that happen when no one is looking at POI. I have watched it happen time and time again; incredible women and men serving with all they have, never thinking about being seen. They are rarely thanked because they are rarely seen.
I want to learn from these people. To see life as Jesus sees it, not searching for perfection, but searching for needs to be met and souls to changed.
Who is Blogging?
Hannah Johnson went on her first on her first mission trip to Honduras six years ago. She now works for the ministry and is passionate about orphan care and the “least of these.” To read more, click here.