Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Back to Mundri!
It's official! Or as official as it is going to get until I work through details and paperwork with WHM and Eastern which could take a while.
I'm heading back to Mundri for about 7 months for my field practicum, which will complete my MA in International Development from Eastern University!
I get different reactions when people hear that I have lived in South Sudan and that I am heading back. A lot of people are surprised and ask me why I am going.
I have heard all of the reasons I shouldn't go. In fact, I have considered many reasons that will never even cross your mind. I have counted the cost.
I am not a unique person who doesn't like stability and comfort. I have spent a lot of my life traveling and moving, but I still long to be a part of a community of friends that is steadfast and unchanging. Even if I lived my whole life in the same small town, things would change. The only truly steadfast person in my life is God.
I am going back to South Sudan. Not because the cost is small. But because of the one who paid the cost I could never pay on the Cross. Not because I made and impulsive thoughtless decision. But because of the call from God that I have doubted and prayed over repeatedly. Not because I'm a special person who finds the life of a missionary easy all the time. But because of the one who carries my burdens and gives me strength.
I could come up with a million reasons not to go including the fact that I am not guaranteed success in ministry. Missionaries are definitely not granted an easy button for life from God. But I truly love partnering with Christians in Mundri and seeing God at work in a place that is now a part of "home" for me. Some days things will be really hard and there will be sacrifices, but I can tell you first hand that there is also tremendous joy in the missionary life.
So I'm headed back to Mundri, and if you wanted to know why, I hope this post helps you understand a bit more of the answer to a question I struggle to answer myself some days.
Posted by Christine at 6:59 PM