Friday, July 16

world missions

I remember a video that was played during one of my very first visits to my church. A mission team had just returned from Africa. The video was a recap of their experience. The images on the screen had me captivated. It literally took my breath away as tears filled my eyes. At that moment I knew that something like that was in my future. I knew that world mission was something that would be a part of my life.

I got my first opportunity in 2005. I went with a mission team to Chennai, India. 

A trip to another nation like this changes you. I came back a different person. The things that I saw and experienced took a part in making me who I am. You see images on TV and hear stories... but until you touch is, smell it & look into the eyes of this other world... you just don't know. I often say that we all need to experience this other world. This planet would be a lot different... that's for sure. Or at least I'd like to think it would. 

(each orphan had a trunk & in it was their only belongings) 

India was so amazing. The people were so precious. On our visit we did manual labor at the sites of many orphanages. We also brought over book bags with personal hygiene items and a few small toys for many of the village chldren.

Most importantly we brought the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

The children were so precious. We would sit and play with them. We didn't speak the same language... but it didn't matter. The girls would run their fingers through my hair and they loved rubbing my skin. They would feel and stare at my hands then giggle at each other. I was confused until one of the orphanage workers told us that they had never seen white people before. 

Could you imagine? 

I have so many stories from India to share & I plan to. 

I'm going to El Salvador in about 2 1/2 weeks. I know that this trip will produce many more stories of it's own. 

I'm not exactly sure what my future holds... only God does, but I know in my heart that this other world will be a part of it. 

I can't wait for the adventures ahead and I also can't wait to share the stories either. 


  1. I've missed reading your blog Kasie. Kids, vacation, etc...
    It's nice to check in today to see that you're headed out again on another missions trip. I believe you are fulfulling God's plan for your life.

  2. hiya! it's great on what you are doing. i did my college in india but my parents are from nepal and i was born in hong kong (long story!) and you're right - we have to "see" the other world coz it makes you appreciate lil things in life that we wouldn't have noticed if we stayed put in our own world.

    i'm already looking forward to your post regarding el salvador's trip. stay safe!

    ~ash's mum

    p.s. thanks for the comment on my post. :)

  3. I'm glad that you stopped by to visit my blog. I will surely be back to visit yours. It's wonderful to see how God is using you on the mission field. The picture of the kids are precious. To know that you were able to touch the kids in so many ways....what a blessing!

  4. Your pictures brought tears to my eyes. I'm so thankful for my brothers and sisters in Christ who are led to go abroad, no matter how brief their stay, to share the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I pray that you have a safe trip to El Salvador, where many lives are led to Christ. Thank you so much for stopping by my place. See, you liked my mosquito comment reference whereas I LOVE your url!