Everyday people have a purpose.
Show me your purpose, Lord, and help me to live it.
A simple prayer that I try to say everyday.
Having come to the church later in life I ask myself, and God, what my purpose is. I ask that a LOT.
Somehow I feel that this mission trip is closely tied to that. I'm not sure if it's the trip itself that is my purpose, or if the mission is supposed to lead me to that purpose somehow, but I have had that feeling since the first day I heard about the mission. It stayed in my head almost constantly until I made the committment to serve.
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Please continue to pray for the team. From Paul's letter to the people at Colosse...
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.