Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Joshua 1:6-7

I came back from my one-week missions trip a changed person. I know now that God’s love is even greater than any kind of love. My heart has expanded and it overflows with so much more compassion for people. 

One of the things God was revealing to me while I painted the borders of the orphanage’s buildings was that my volunteering to do this work was boldness. It is important to have boldness like Joshua. We must be the people to take up the mantle like Elisha and follow our mentors without looking back.

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