Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brotherly Love


I don't typically delve deep into personal matters around here, unless you count where I ate brunch last weekend, but this is a special case for a special man. Tomorrow, my brother Benjamin leaves his home in Savannah, Georgia, to move to Curia, Ecuador, for a year-long mission. He'll be working with an international team to plant a church there and care for the people of this small village.

The Lord completely transformed Benj's life about 5 years ago, taking him from a path of drugs and alcohol and condemnation and bringing him into forgiveness, community and redemption. He lives his life solely for Christ with a servant's heart and a gentle spirit. Just thinking of the man God has made him brings me tears of joy and gratefulness. Now, he's diving into this adventure because plainly and simply the Lord asked him to. He makes me a proud sister and an inspired believer. I can't wait to follow his journey from afar.

Matthew 28:18-20 -- Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

20 comments:

  1. A humble servant following the Lord completely, he is blessed!

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  2. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful family we are all so blessed,and are so very lucky to have one of our own gping on such a wonderful mission for our Lord!! Love you,Kathy

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  3. babu of dar es salaamFebruary 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    hey did you know the national dish of Ecuador is roasted guinea pig!!!mmmmmmm....

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  4. so proud of ya Ben.... love to see you following your path...

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  5. How beautiful and encouraging as a fellow believer. That is really an amazing call. Count on my prayers!

    Brooke

    thebebebirds.blogspot.com

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  6. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.

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  7. Ben, I will miss you brother. You are an awesome display of what surrender to Christ can do in a man's life. I wish you the best. I love you man. Your brother in Christ. Adam D.

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  8. What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing. I wish your brother all the best on his new journey.

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  9. Oh what a beautiful testimony. Praying God's most abundant blessings on Benjamin's journey in Ecuador.

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  10. Iam so proud of the man you have become. What a great way to live your life, following the Lord.The children and I will miss you at Late Church. Keep in touch. Love Sue

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  11. How exciting for Benj! He is in my prayers. - Ash

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  12. This is so incredible! What a wonderful story of transforming love!

    Many prayers for your brother and the mission :)

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  13. That is truly incredible! All the best to your brother and this new step in life for him!

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  14. We are so proud of Ben & his inspiring journey of blessing! We will be praying daily for him.

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  15. I am just catching up on my blog reading....This is such a testimony to God's greatness. Praying for safe travels on his journey. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. This is such a powerful post. Your brother is a wonderful inspiration as the season of Lent begins. May the Lord bless Benjamin, you and your entire family.

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  17. that's so awesome!! that puts tears in my eyes.

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  18. It is very encouraging to see you write about your faith! I am also a fellow believer and I think it's such a beautiful thing when He uses our talents and gifts for His glory!

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