I’m a mom and I’m raising my children…in Cambodia. I once felt this self-imposed pressure to be doing something “radical.” But my days look much like they would in America. I feed my children, change their diapers and try to keep my house clean. My husband’s job is changing children’s lives here, but what am I doing? Yes I think it is very important for me to raise our young children, but I could do that in America. What am I doing to show Christ’s love to Cambodia?
I read something from an Anglican Bishop in New Zealand, Bishop Justin Duckworth “The church would, he says, be revolutionized if every parishioner had two shared meals every week, one to support a church member and one to spend time with someone on the edge.”
My time is very limited, but I know I can make room for two people. So twice a week I and my daughters spend time with my two friends, to encourage one in her faith, and show Christ’s love to the other. There’s nothing radical about our conversations, we often talk about our family, but it’s something. And then before I fall asleep, I pray for them.
My day to day job isn’t working at a church or a ministry, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do something to help further God’s kingdom, even if it’s just a small thing.
2 Corinthians 8:12 “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.”