Sunday, January 29, 2012

Becoming Missionaries

What is a missionary? Most of us know the definition as " one who spreads the gospel in a local or foreign field." I believe that one does not need to go to a foreign field to be considered a missionary. Fulfilling the great commission is what we as children of God are commanded to do, and I believe that makes us all missionaries.  <data:blog.pageTitle/>

Why us? I'm still wondering that question myself! I truly do not feel worthy to be used in such a great way to serve our Lord and Savior. But I have learned that God uses those who simply let Him use them. :) 

Why Russia? Well, I have been wondering that too...why not a tropical place?! :). My husband, James, grew up in the country of Russia with his parents, Jim & Laura Pranger, as missionaries. James has always had the desire to go back to Russia but was waiting on the Lord. ( I thought going to Russia was only a suggestion not something he was really serious about doing :) Or maybe that's what I wanted to think...) But last spring in 2011 the Lord called my husband and I to the field of Russia. 

When James first told me he felt the Lord was leading him in this direction, I wasn't quite as excited as he was. (You see, I'm from Florida, the sunshine state, I wasn't quite made for cold weather!) I struggled with it for a couple of weeks and finally surrendered to the Lord's call on our lives. The Lord has since given me a peace and an excitement to go to this frozen tundra to reach souls to Christ. I am humbled and thrilled to be on this journey! 

Check back for more posts and updates on our journey to Siberia! We truly appreciate your prayers as we start deputation this April. 

From the Heart, 
Amber Pranger