In January, I first heard about a certain missions conference. I immediately knew that it was NOT for me. Several weeks went by when someone mentioned it again in a meeting. My curiosity heightened for the sake of sending other people there. While I was perusing the brochure, lo and behold I strongly sensed that God was nudging ME to consider attending too…I thought, “I came back from overseas serving as a missionary for more than a decade…”.
However, the Lord didn’t leave me alone…he kept saying, “just go and see what happens”. Another reason I couldn’t go was because Ross and I had a previous engagement that day. I started to pray for wisdom since I knew God is more stubborn than I am. To make a long story short, the Lord arranged to reschedule our previous appointment to an earlier date… Finally, I gave in to His plan…no more excuses I could come up with. So, I went.
Through the conference, God not only spoke to my heart, rekindling my passion for the nations, but he also initiated a divine appointment to orchestrate the process of bringing the movement to our EBCSGV site on Saturday, October 2 next fall. I am so thankful to be a catalyst by responding to his voice in my heart.
We are grateful for this opportunity to host and partner with Passion for the Nations because its purpose coincides with the focus of our outreach ministries. Our emphasis encourages and educates people to grow further in their faith by developing a stronger burden to bring Christ to their community, nation and overseas. Moreover, Evergreen’s new slogan is to love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-39; the greatest commandment). Isn’t God’s timing so perfect!
It will be an awesome opportunity for our church family to participate in the movement with this heart-awakening one-day missions conference not only for us, but for others in Southern California and beyond. You will be hearing more about this exciting event as the New Year unfolds. Looking forward to ministering with you!
Kay Carey (Evergreen Church Staff)