Being commissioned is a special thing. I vividly remember when I was commissioned from Bethlehem back in 2002 – I was barely 21, I was single, and I was venturing out into the great unknown called Zambia for 18 months to work with street children.
The Fighter Verses that Pastor John prayed over me were from Deuteronomy 6:4-7. He prayed that I would “teach these words diligently to the street children…and when I walk by the way, and when I crawl into my mosquito net at night…”
Over and over while I was in Zambia, God used the commissioning and prayer to encourage me to press on.
Derek and I were recently commissioned from one of our supporting churches in WI. What a gift it was to be sent out by them! And in a few minutes we will be heading to Bethlehem to get commissioned by Pastor Tom Steller. We are so blessed and eager to be sent out in such a manner by such a supportive church!
Hopefully we can get some video or pictures to pass on to those who are not able to make it.