Love for missions

As I was getting ready for work this morning I was trying to think back to when my love for missions started. I would have to say it was around when I was 7 or 8 years old. My church that I grew up in supported missionaries from all over the world and I was always fascinated by hearing them speak during our services. They were like celebrities to mom or dad would always walk me over to them to say hello because I was too shy to talk to them by myself. I kind of relate it to if I were to meet Tom Brady or Bon Jovi in real life..I would not know what to say.
I loved writing to them..2 in particular that I remember. I loved hearing updates from former communist Berlin, Germany and from Senegal,Africa. I kept those letters for many years. I was recently at a women’s conference at my old church and the feautured speaker was my old missionary pen pal from Germany. I hadn’t seen her in over 20 years and I felt so blessed to be able to reconnect with her. Her life has been devoted to the people of Germany..I am encouraged and humbled by her sacrifice.
Thankful to Ms. Christine Sears for influencing my life at such a young age and impacting the life that I am now living.
Who are you allowing to impact your life?

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