Missions teach you many things; but first and foremost, they teach you how truly privileged you are when you are given the opportunity to help others.
“Do not store up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal.”
The memories you gain and the values you learn are treasures that do not rust. They are treasures that cannot be stolen. This is what missions are all about. They are about changing lives.
Our mission to Rachel’s Home continues:
First there was the “Mums for Missions” Sunday, then the tiles. Then there was the Strauss night. The funds we we raised are being invested in the children of Rachel’s Home. We continue to pay the salaries of the teachers and Hilda’s assistant. We continue to provide basic food supplies. Our vitamin program continues. We purchased desks for the classrooms and text-books for the grade 8 (equivalent) students to prepare for their high-school entrance exams.
The books and desks are not treasures. They can be broken. They can be stolen. The knowledge that Central is giving the children a chance at a better future is the treasure and it cannot be stolen.
The Junior & Senior Youth donated their time and energy in many ways, including the Strauss Night. The artists and ordinary folk who worked on the tile project also made a difference. Many more have contributed their time and energy to this mission. This is how we store up treasures in heaven.
What an amazing opportunity God has given us!