A Lifetime of Mission Trips

The above feature photo was made on one of the Kenya Mission Trips of a Masai boy shepherd with his “rod and staff” protecting, defending and guiding his sheep like Psalm 23:

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

All of these mission trips helped form who I am almost as much as anything else. They brought together my sense of adventure with my strong desire to serve God, his people and maybe somewhat fulfill my college-days sense of “calling” to missions. Multiple circumstances kept me from becoming a full-time missionary other than my 3 years in The Gambia at the end of my career. Thus this is how I was a missionary during much of my adult life.

Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.

~William Carey

Mission Trip Pages, Stories, Journals  (Galleries below)

On the Purus River near Aruma, Amazonas, Brasil, August 20, 2006

Mission Trip Photo Galleries (29)

Travel Pages

(with some overlap of the above pages)

 

      • Kwangwa, Tanzania on November 8, 2005

 

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Isaiah 6:8
In Paricatuba, Amazonas, Brazil, August 19, 2006.
¡Pura Vida!