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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Missionary (10/19/06)

TITLE: Oh, Can't You Hear Them Calling?
By Linda Watson Owen
10/25/06


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Oh, canít you hear them calling? Does the distance dull their cry?
Can your heart ignore the agony of millions as they die?

As you taste the bread of blessings given, drink the wine of wealth,
do you dare to hoard it fast away and keep it for yourself?

I pour into you the tools you need to take My Words afar.
I have given talents, goods and skills to reach dear hungering hearts.

But excuses rise to Heaven with the noxious fumes of death
while you waste Divine resources, turn deaf ears to My requests.

Stop and think what you are doing. Souls are praying that youíll hear
and respond to needs far greater than youíve ever had to bear.

Do not weaken any further in the lap of wealth and health.
It is time to make a difference. Think of others more than self.

Do you want to be a blessing or just keep all that I give?
Will you rise to be obedient? Will you dare to really live?

Come away from all that glitters. Find true Treasure. Heavenís Gold!
There is nothing that can measure the Vast Wealth of One Saved Soul!

Oh canít you hear them calling? Does the distance dull their cry?
Will you go and bear My Heart of Love to those for whom I died?




"And He said unto them, 'Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.'" Mark 16:15 KJV


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Rhonda Clark 10/26/06
This is a good way to convey God's call in our lives. Very original and thought provoking.
Donna Haug11/02/06
Linda, this was a powerful poem. It flowed so nicely with its rhythm and rhyme. A message straight from the Lord. Thank you.
Helen Paynter11/02/06
COngratulations Linda. A powerful poem.
Pat Guy 11/02/06
Oh Linda ... this is so awesome and poignant - perfect. Congratulations dear friend.
Laurie Glass11/02/06
Congratulations, Linda! You're getting to be quite a regular in EC these days. :)
Sharlyn Guthrie11/02/06
I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. It definitely speaks to the heart of the topic. Congratulations!
Venice Kichura11/05/06
WOW! This is beautiful, Linda! Congrats on a well-deserved win!
Monique Fox11/13/06
Come and post your poetry at Poetry and Poets of God: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetryandpoetsofgod/
Mariane Holbrook10/15/07
Linda, do you know what this poem reminds me of? That old hymn we used to sing at Nyack. "To the regions beyond, I must go, I must go, for the story has never been told....." Remember that one?

I had two sisters, both Nyack grads, who were Alliance missionaries with their husbands; one to the Philippines and one to West Africa. They would have been at Nyack before you. Both sisters had children who returned to the field when they were grown.

Billy Graham once said that the first thing he looks for when he visits a church is what evidence the church shows for supporting foreign missions and thus hastening the return of Jesus.

Thrilling, isn't it?