Mission work more than a dream

Published 10:23 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

By Lisa Foster

Special to the Enterprise

Since I was about 12 years old I have had a calling and passion for mission work, both domestically and internationally.

I remember telling my parents that I wanted to be a missionary in Africa when I grew up, which is quite different than the typical doctor or teacher dreams.  Going abroad and working in developing communities is what I get most excited about and is what I want to spend my free time doing.

Last summer I spent time working with orphans in South Africa, which reaffirmed my belief that mission work is what I am supposed to be doing.  This August, I will be heading back to Africa, to Uganda. I will be working with an orphanage called Good Shepherds Fold as well as Jinja Pregnancy Care Center, an agency that strives to keep young mothers and their babies together.

I could not be more thankful that this opportunity has presented itself to me and I am even more blessed to have such supportive people in my life.

My church home at Smith Grove UMC is hosting a donation-based spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. to help with funding my upcoming trip. If your heart is leading you, please join us at the spaghetti dinner and consider donating towards my trip.

Lastly, and most importantly, I invite you to pray for me as I prepare for this journey.

If you cannot attend the dinner, but are interested in donating towards this trip please contact me at lisafoster8792@gmail.com.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 28:19