Today a lama came to live at our home. Yes, what you just read was right. Now let me explain. The mission team from our church went to Peru. Before they left there is this one young man, that is just so friendly, always shaking hands and telling everyone good morning especially on Sunday mornings. The story begins the Sunday before they left. I was joking with him and told him to bring me back a lama. He wanted to know how he was going to get a big lama back here? I said, “You can always put him under your arm or in your pocket.” The first thing on the Sunday morning after they got back, he came up to me and said, “Miss Nancy, Here is your lama.” I couldn’t believe this young man had done such a thoughtful, sweet, and loving thing for me. Later as I found out more about the story, it was his entire ideal and paid for by him.
Jesus has told us over and over to love others. This is real demonstration of love. Oh, if only we all would be so loving and kind to others, especially in our every day lives.
The mission team went to Peru, a real mission field indeed. Stop and think for a moment. Is not the area that God has placed us in a real mission field also? There is so much to be done, before our Lord returns. Those from the team told of numbers of ones coming to Christ as their Savior and that is great. What are we doing to reach others for the Lord? First, we have to begin with love. I understand that some of us may have a hard time loving others and there are some people that are hard to love, but now is the time to put our faith in our Lord, ask Him for guidance and strength to do our mission work right here where we are until He calls us to another field.
If you are off to the mission field full time, short term or right where you are now there is a job to be done everywhere. Now ask ourselves what am I going to do for my Lord?
Now that I have a lama from the mission field living at my house, I need your help. He needs a name. Can you give me ideas for a special name for him?
Until next time when I have a name, Lama from Peru