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On the Journey...
(Weekly insights from FMC Leaders)
October 26, 2016
Several weeks ago we heard a sermon entitled “Stepping Out”. As I listened to the sermon it reminded me of a woman I worked with that has just recently retired.
I had worked with her for sixteen years. Eighteen years ago her husband, her child, and her came to America from Honduras in search for a better life. Two years after she was here, her husband passed away and she needed to find employment. At that time, she started working for me so she could raise her only son.
On the day of her retirement, we held a party for her. She cried about all day long. She kept saying she felt like this place of work was her second family.
I just assumed that in retirement she would spend more time with her son and family that she treasured so much and has lived with.
When I asked her about what she was going to do she told me she was going to serve her Lord. “That is great”, I said, “with what organization?” “Oh,” she said, “I’m going to the Dominican Republic. I want to tell others about my Lord. God has given me the call. I just want to serve my Lord.”
What courage and love that must take to move again to another country to serve and leave all she has back here in America.
As she left that day I walked her to her car. The whole time she had both of her hands to her face and was sobbing. I wanted to ask her if they were happy tears or tears of sorrow. But I didn’t. I am sure they were some of both.
I then ask myself the question. Could I step out of my comfort zone and serve my Lord like that?
By: Patty (Ron) Yoder
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