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On a Mission from God
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Did you ever watch "The Blues Brothers" movie? In the musical comedy from the ‘80s, Jake and Elwood Blues emphatically state the motives for their crazy escapades, "We're on a mission from God."

Recently, I've been blessed to meet several people who are heading out on missionary trips. Their destinations are New Orleans, Haiti, and Kenya. I wonder if I ever could do anything so significant for God. I don't have their talents, skills or physical stamina. What could I do?

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10 NAB, NIV)

I don't have to pack any tools, medical supplies or building materials for a trip overseas. If I make myself available to serve, God will use me right here.
Dear God, thank you for your infinite wisdom. Please keep prompting me to give.

Lisa Hetzel can be reached at