It's been a while since we have had a SHINE girl Spotlight. So, today, be blessed by my beautiful friend Danna's post.
Danna has recently returned from a mission trip to Africa, and her heart is on fire for what the Lord is doing! Her passion is contagious.
Grab some coffee, and soak up her story.
By: Danna Crowe
Hello sweet SHINE sisters!
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the Desires of your heart"
Oh girls this is so true...when you seek our Heavenly Father He will certainly give you your hearts' desires!
God just allowed little ole' me to travel to Togo (West Africa) with my 11yr. Old son Jackson on a mission trip!
I have always wanted to go to the continent of Africa, but never really knew why or what country? Until a few years ago when I truly started asking God what His plan was for me and He began to open doors wide open!!!!
We traveled with Hope Commission International, which I had googled mission trips to Africa to find! Little did I know a few months later I would be in the same school class with the president and founder (Komi Aholou) of the organization! Our church is a little big, but God is so much bigger!!
God provided everything we needed to travel to Togo in February, and our lives are forever changed!
While in Togo we traveled to a little village outside of the city of Lome and my heart is still there!
We were able to interact and play games with the children and teach the Gospel to them. The pastor of this church is contagious in His love for The Lord and for those sweet children in the village. He has been at this church for 6 months and they have doubled in number. Of course we know the church is made up of God's people, but our mind goes to a building usually white or brick with stain glass windows and a steeple with pews to sit in. This church has a grassy roof held up by bamboo poles and wooden benches that only seat about half. Pastor John has been given a vision for this church to have a church building so they can meet rain, shine, hot or hotter!
|Pastor John and his son Pethuel|
|Add captionKoko translated for us...myself and Jackson|
|The church in the village...what great worship!|
I told you Pastor John was contagious with his love and passion for The Lord and I cannot shake it! God is calling me back to Togo to raise money and take a team to build this church! I thought it would pass but it's been a month now and I can't shake it! I pray I never lose this passion for our precious Father!!!!
When God says, "Danna", I want to say YES LORD YES!!!
If you have felt God calling you to a mission trip long or short term! GO, RUN WITH GOD...you will never be the same!
Mark 16:15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
We need to raise $8,000 to build an entire church , girls, and a team to help build it! I can't do it, but God can and I know He will!
If you would like to hear more or feel called to help us with fundraising or being part of the team let us know!
Donations can be made at hopecommision.org or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Running back to Togo with a Passion I've never known before,