Philip is finally on the way home from his first mission trip on behalf of LWR! In speaking to him, he is the normal, excited young man when he left me a month ago.
However, I know that there have been changes that have taken place in his heart and mind. There will be images, people, voices, that will never leave his heart. I gave Philip a book before he left for India by a young teenager called Be the Change. He wrote about past heroes who spoke and acted on behalf of the voiceless, and gave a rally cry to urge readers to do the same. I wonder what Philip will say about the experiences of this trip. Does he see hope? Is his heart even more bold and assured in his mission?
With the emotions and visual images Philip will carry in his heart, I ask that you keep us in prayer. As parents, we want to channel that appropriately and in light of the love of God visible in John 3 and verse 16.
I pray that we are able to do this for our Sara and Caleb as well. Their hearts are tender, yet they must be bold to stand up and to know when to stand up for those who cannot do so.
Pray for this generation. I know the Lord is moving in their hearts, I pray they respond and act with love and courage.
Because every child matters!