A Full Year of Missions
This month marks my first full year in missions! For those of you that do not know how it started; I was eight years old when the Lord gave me a dream: I was surrounded by different nations with the biggest smile on my face. The overwhelming joy I felt then, is what I feel now every time I step off a plane and look into the faces of a nation I have never discovered.
I didn’t grow up in church, but that dream never left me. At 25 years old the Lord spoke to me and said ‘It is time’. with that word I quit my job and went. I did not care about the years of school, the degrees I have nor how I was going to do it; all I cared about was fulfilling His commandment.
Beautiful & Challenging
This year has been the most challenging and beautiful year of my life. Ministering in six countries (Cyprus, England, United Arab of Emirates, South Africa, Dominican Republic and United States of America) has allowed me to see many forms of God come alive. I have a better understanding of His love for the lost, I know more of His power and I know more of His pain. What I have learned the most over this year is this; it’s worth it. The lack of sleep, not knowing where I will sleep, not have enough food, giving up clothes/shoes, sitting in urine, climbing trees, enduring degrading comments, hugging criminals, living without air conditioner, missing birthdays/holidays, watching people die, going through riots… it was all worth it. Why? Because I can say, as tears run down my face, I loved with the love of Christ.
Healing, Restoration, Hope
I saw God heal the sick, restore dreams to hopeless generation, bring laughter to dying men, redeem drug dealers, give value back to women who have been trafficked and bring life into a decaying land. God did all these things and He used me in the process. I did not do this alone; it’s because of your prayers and support that I stand in victory over this last year. All I can say is thank you. Thank you for sowing into me. I could not have done it without you. Here’s to the next year in missions!
Thank you for your support!
Bruce Gilley Memorial Foundation, Thank y’all for your support over this year. I pray God blesses your RUN FOR HIM 5K & 10K race this fall and that He is multiplying it times ten!