“God said MOVE,” Jen DeCastro says. “That’s my purpose in life.”
What do you do when you have doubts?
Read a touching testimony from Covenant Missionary, Jen DeCastro (Merge Ministries).
“Can I be completely transparent for a minute? I am sitting here in tears. Last month I asked to put all my missions budget on hold while I tried to keep my account out of the red and pray my guts out for donations. The churches, friends, family and businesses I have contacted about partnerships have been very quiet. I haven’t even looked at my donor report for the last month since I hadn’t heard anything positive. I know this is what God has called me to do and I can’t put into words the impact Merge teams have had on the communities we go to. I attended a Beth Moore conference and she spoke about “move”… What if Moses had stayed on the shore of the red sea and repeated “Be Still and Know I am God”. He would have been in an unfortunate situation. God said MOVE. This encouraged me that I am in the right place at the right time. I already knew it…but sometimes you just have to hear it again. I received an e-mail that I had a $10.00 donation yesterday. I was so stoked! I pulled my donor report and saw many unexpected donations!!!! My calendar for 2013 has travel to San Diego, Missouri, Mississippi, Boston, Alaska, and Pittsburgh…all before June. My hope is renewed today”.
Struggles occur in the lives of our Covenant missionaries, and sometimes frequently. Please pray that their hearts are encouraged and strengthened.