Sacrificing or Not?
by Christine Farquhar, Mission U-Too
I believe it has been difficult for me to give my testimony because of the impact that Jesus has made, not only on my life, but my entire family’s life, through Mission U-Too. I see things much different than just a single encounter with one person or one moment. I have been honored to serve at Bastrop South, Bastrop North, and Round Rock location’s. I have served with disaster relief efforts in both West, Texas and Moore, Oklahoma. I also assist Mission U-Too in some of the many administrative operations that take place. Therefore, I have seen first hand how Mission U-Too works with integrity, covers every decision in prayer, and does not waiver from the word of God. I could end my words with this being a testimony.
I am one of Mission U-Too’s biggest advocates. I love what and who it stands for, Jesus Christ! In Mark 2:17, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” I never thought about this scripture much, until serving alongside with Mission U-Too. Another verse that come to me is “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” Luke 9:23.
These two scriptures are really talking about me and my life currently. I found out that I am the sick and the sinner! I need Jesus’s healing and I need to take up my cross daily to serve Him. When I moved to Bastrop in June 2012, I saw the need for a “Mission U-too”; unfortunately, it was for my own selfish gain. I wanted to fix and help people in my own power. What I learned, is that I am a tool and witness, to be used for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only one that can fix and heal people, but ultimately their Savior! That means I have to take up my cross daily. You might ask, “What is your cross?” I define this as my pride, arrogance, selfishness, judgmental attitudes and the list goes on.
I was asked in November 2004 if I would sell everything for the ministry of the Gospel. My answer at that time was I do not have enough faith; therefore, Lord give me the faith to sacrifice everything. In September 2013, my family placed our house and everything that goes with it for sale for the ministry of Jesus Christ. At this point, nothing has sold, but I know in my heart that whether it sells or not Jesus has me in the palm of his hands.
I have learned through the ministry of Mission U-Too that its not the material things that we own that gives us true joy, hope, faith, peace, and most importantly love, but it is the God who loves us enough to sacrifice His entire life on a cross. He abandoned heaven to come to earth, so that he could become like you and me. He loved us so much that he came to earth to have a wretched body, so we would understand that Jesus knows what its like to be human and everything that comes with that: emotions, stress, hurts, losses, etc…
How can I not sacrifice everything for someone who loved me that much?
How cannot I not sacrifice everything for Him when He is the only one that will never leave me nor forsake me? This world has nothing in it that brings me true and pure unconditional love as the Love of Jesus Christ!
Christine Farquhar started serving with Mission U-Too in 2012 at our Bastrop South site. She quickly connected with the ministry because of her heart for the homeless. Not only does she serve at our different sites and disaster relief through out the country but also with administrative duties for the organization.
Send Christine a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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