The other day, Jan (the CEF director of Snohomish County) and I were at a Christmas party. A boy who was about 11 or 12 was talking to Jan, telling her he wanted to be a missionary in Japan. Jan said, "Oh that's wonderful! You need to meet Tara, she's going to be a missionary in Madagascar." The boy's eyes got big as he looked at me and said, "There are people in Madagascar??" It was all I could do not to start laughing. :) As we were leaving, the boy was walking behind us with his sisters. I overheard him say, "Did you know there are people in Madagascar??!!" Kids are so cute. :)
Tonight I am sharing at a youth group. I will be telling them how God called me to missions, and what I will be doing in Madagascar. We will also be talking about Romans 12:1 and they will be challenged to give their lives completely to God by listening to Him and obeying Him. Please pray with me that God will put His words in my mouth, and that the kids will desire to live in obedience to God.