Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Missionary Cemetery

This is kind of a continuation of the previous thought process. I don't know what to do with it or who to go to with this kind of an idea so I will just write it here and see what happens....

There is a church here in Alaska that has it's own cemetery. I remember when they created it and set the ground aside for it. One of their own, a young girl died unexpectedly and the family couldn't afford the enormous cost of a funeral and burial in Alaska.

So the Church got together, got permission from the proper authorities and set aside some ground and dedicated it for it's special use. Then they came together and built a simple wooden casket and buried her.

Over the years others...old people, preemie babies, car wreck accident victims from the church...the list goes on.

Now we get to the point of my thought and perhaps idea or there or could there be, with out all the financial and political trappings, a place such as that created and set aside for Preachers, Evangelists, Missionaries and their families? From here and abroad that God sees fit to take home early who have no finances and no where for a final resting place because they have given all (home, lands and jobs) for God's service.

A place that for free to the family helped answer all those big unknown questions. Someone with heart and love that was there to help and guide them through the steps of getting their loved one where they need to be, a casket, a final resting place and a place they know they can come back to to visit their loved one.

But also a place that offered these services of help to them if they needed to take the lost loved one home to a family cemetery. Still keeping them from the worry of cost and questions of who, what and how. Someone to ease the way.

This would be a ministry of the heart and of love. I wonder if God has this ministry for someone? Does anyone else have an opinion or idea or thought on this???

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

God's Mighty Men 2011

In the last year and a half there have been so very many great men who have been instrumental in making me who I am today as a Christian and even as a woman and a mother die. I can't seem to keep my "weeble wobbling"! It's like I keep taking one hit after the other and wondering which one is going to be the one that knocks me down for the KO.

There have been Evangelists, Preachers & Missionaries. Some I have known for 7 years some for 25 some since I was in Kindergarten and some since in the womb. Some were new friends, some were Dear Memories of days and years gone by, some were family who have faithfully served God for over 50 years as assistant Pastor and others were missionaries and Uncles who were Preachers and Pastors. Some just friends who were faithful men who served God and took care of and loved their families!

Now I look at my Dad and his heart problems which are VERY serious. I see one of my Dearest  and Longest Friends and her Dad (Also a preacher) is battling cancer. Another Friends Dad (An Evangelist) lost his battle with Cancer.

We have lost some Mighty Men of God in a very short time as far as this old earth is concerned. (Another dear Evangelist went Home to be with God last Night on the way back from preaching.) But God knows what He is doing and he never leaves us Comfortless! Nor does he leave us without guidance. 

Is this a shake-up and wake-up call? Maybe, I think so! I think we have set back for years and let the old and faithful work themselves to death! And now it is time for some younger men, REAL MEN to step up and fill in the gaps that have been left open! Are you a gap filler?