Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thinking about serving?

The Scripture admonishes us in Luke 12: 30 to “…love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…” This is indeed what volunteers come to do. Each person willingly yields his or her uniqueness to God, is obedient to His call to go, to serve, to be used, to be changed… nurses, newspaper editors, typists, teachers, photographers, computer techs, Sunday School teachers, homemakers, youth ministers, pastors, laymen, soccer players, Mission Angels, truck drivers, worship leaders …. They have all come to encourage, to disciple, to spread the Word that God is Love.

To date, over 450 volunteers have come out of obedience to God to give of themselves. People have given out cassettes, Jesus films and Bibles, written literacy texts, and made health teaching materials; some have come to help open up new areas of ministry, and others at home have given generously and cheerfully to enable others. Volunteers have staffed Vacation Bible Schools, a health fair, and vaccination clinics; they have completed a water survey, AIDS teaching, and teaching conferences. Volunteers have cared for orphans, helped with local school supplies, purchased goats for malnourished feeding programs, and helped beginning garden and sewing projects. Volunteers have come and prayed: prayer walkers walked through streets and up sand dunes, prayer riders road cars through busy streets, in boats up the Niger River, and on camels in the hot sun, and still others, continents away, have pledged their intercessory ministry for children through gifts of dolls and balls.

Who knows but that you have been lead to us for such a time as this! Let God have His way in you, freeing you to love not only in word or speech, but also in deed and truth. Be His expression of love to those who do not know Him.

If you are interested in serving on the Songhai team, please contact us at We can answer your preliminary questions and point you in the right direction. 

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