Throughout our life we encounter many firsts! First tooth, first step, first haircut, first day of school, first date, first kiss and first car. When we’re young we anxiously await the years that bring more responsibilities like first job, first home, first child and so on. We would never think of stopping just when we’ve reached the first stages of being an adult.

Just as maturing into adulthood brings greater responsibilities; the maturity we gain as we deepen our relationship with God also comes with greater responsibilities. Each day we spend time praying and reading our bibles and getting to know God more intimately. We sit Sunday after Sunday in Sunday School and worship services and attend bible study after bible study, yet are we anxiously awaiting the next level of responsibility God wants to entrust to us. Are we as willing to accept and embrace what comes with maturing in our relationship with God as we are in maturing into adults?

This first posting comes after I was faced with these decisions. What was I going to do with the years I had grown in my Christian walk. Was I willing to accept and embrace that God had invested many years revealing Himself to me and had placed me in those Sunday School classes, worship services and bible studies because He knew I would need that growth to accomplish His perfect will and plan for my life.

In 13 days I will be boarding a plane that will take me to Uganda, Africa where I will be living as a missionary. I am leaving behind the only life I’ve ever known and the most precious treasures in my life, my children and grandchildren. This move comes as a result of my saying, Yes God; I will accept and embrace whatever You ask of me.

My heart’s desire in writing this blog is to share what God is doing with my life in hopes that I will be a source of encouragement to others. I desire to be a vessel Holy Spirit can use to help others embrace and accept Gods plans for their lives.

Thank you for coming along with me on this journey.

Love to all,

Joy Breedlove

Missionary – East Africa