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Two years ago, I wrote a 30-Day Devotional called, “Finding Wisdom: The Testimony of the Short-Term Missionary.” The devotional was a collection of lessons learned over a 3-year period of time. In those 3-years I went on 11 different mission trips in 6 different countries. As you can imagine, I saw and experienced a lot of different things. Those trips inspired me to write the devotional.
Since the completion of the devotional, I have been on more mission trips and traveled to new countries. This Blog is the continuation of the devotional and my journey in Finding Wisdom.
To help you better understand “What is Finding Wisdom - The Blog,” I need to ask you a question.
Is the statement, “Knowledge is Power!” True or False? A lot of people would say it’s True. Actually, it is False. Not completely False, but rather it is an incomplete statement. “The Application of Knowledge is Power,” and that power is called Wisdom.
In Proverbs 3:13 it says that, those who “Find Wisdom” and gain understanding are considered to be blessed. This Blog is an ongoing testimony of how I am “Finding Wisdom” and living a blessed life traveling around the world as a Short-Term Missionary. Not blessed in the sense of being rich and famous, but blessed by God to be a blessing to the world.
By reading my Blog, I pray you gain a better understand of the purpose God has for your life. I believe if you apply the Knowledge you gain, you can walk in the Power of God’s Wisdom.
You may be asking, “What knowledge have you gained and applied in your life?” Great question and thanks for asking.
In the summer of 2019, I went to Manila in the Philippines, in Southeast Asia. This was my second trip to the Philippines and it was completely different from the first trip. Our purpose for this mission trip was to host a Freedom Camp. Freedom Camp is like an advanced version of Vacation Bible School Camp. We partnered with some organizations in the Philippines that were rescuing young girls from the human trafficking trade. Our goal was to show these young ladies that God loves them and wants them to be free.
Now this trip was during the time of my separation. While I paid money for the trip, I did not want to go. I was hurting and I felt that I was not in a place to show someone else God’s love or tell them that they were free. But I’d made a commitment, and I went on the trip. While traveling to the Philippines, this verse was on my heart:
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure….”
What I believe the Lord was trying to telling me was, “when you give unto others, I will give back to you.” And that is what happened. As I served those young ladies and shared the love of Christ, God comforted me during my pain and showed me that I have freedom in His love.
I had the knowledge that God loved me, and that He would give me comfort in my time of hurt. But during that trip to the Philippines, I gained understanding that if I give, it will be given back to me in good measure.
“You Find Wisdom when you trust God with your pain.”
A picture of our team that went to the Philippines in the Summer of 2019.