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Topic: Phew! (02/11/10)
- TITLE: "Lord, You Want Me to Go Where"
By Judy Wood
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A friend of my husband’s was on the board for a mission school. Fred was looking for a job. Phil asked, “How would you like a job in Africa?”
Fred had wanted to do mission work for years. He had tried to go two different times to other countries and it had not worked out.
Of course, Fred could hardly wait to go, but for me it was a different story. I didn’t want to leave my home, family and friends. The more I thought about it, the more afraid I became.Each evening I would feel so ill I couldn’t even eat.
I finally told Fred, “I just don’t think I can go.” He quietly said, “If you can’t go I understand, but I think this is what God wants me to do. You and the kids can stay behind and I’ll go.”
How could I stay behind and let him go without me. I started praying diligently that God would help me overcome the fear if He wanted me to go to Zambia.
Before I knew it we were getting shots and making all our plans to go. I had forgotten all about my fear. We were committed to going and God had answered my prayers.
Five plane rides later we touched down in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Then the harrowing ride to Zambia. We were riding on the wrong side of the road, “Phew”. I thought we were going to run into someone, but what was the wrong side for me was the way they drove.
We crossed the border into Zambia and saw a sign, Elephant Crossing. We saw monkeys swinging in the trees. Indeed we were in a different land.
God had been with us and we arrived safely at our new home. Many adventures and new family and friends were waiting.
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