As a Mission U-Too volunteer I find myself trying to make everyone around me happy. My heart breaks for those who are hurting. I myself, have dealt with a lot of hurt and pain, and currently I am still going through a tough time. I have a beautiful friend that God has put in my life and her name is Viola.
Viola is a Mission U-Too volunteer at our South Bastrop location. She’s a beautiful loving lady and she always tells everyone to “trust in the Lord no matter what your going through, because our God has already been through it.”
In a world where most of us get beat up to one degree or another, many people come out of these beatings with a problem in being able to trust anyone else – ever again!
Our neighborhoods are no longer as safe as they used to be. Bizarre, random, and senseless type crimes seem to be on the increase with all of the shootings that have occurred in the world; at our high schools, and now in our churches and in the courthouses themselves with the latest round of senseless tragedies that have just occurred.
All of us, to one degree or another, have been wronged in some way throughout the course of our lives and Mission U-Too encounters people that have gone through these tragedy’s. I find myself not worrying about myself and problems when I’m serving, but really deep down inside I’ve never gotten over the anger and hurt from so many. Viola has given me a different perspective on life and that goes along with the bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
As a result of the curse of Adam and Eve that is still in full operation on this earth, there is always going to be a certain amount of wrongs that we will all have to put up with – no exceptions! Nobody comes out of this life unscathed with all the people who have chosen with their own free wills to live this life on the dark side.
However, for Christians, no matter how badly you have been beaten up in your past, the one thing that you cannot have affected is your ability to trust in your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our heavenly Father. As a result of the beatings that some of God’s people have taken over the years, some of these people have literally lost their ability to even trust in God Himself.
Mission U-Too provides many opportunities for people to get involved in our communities and neighborhoods. Allow your self to be a servant of Christ and the hands and feet of Jesus and serve your people. Be a listener to ones whose life is in shambles. Give a hug to those that are broken. Take a hot meal to a family in need and always put your trust in Christ first and He will lead you on the right path.
Christy Beyer is Jonah’s wife and serves by his side every week she helps with mentoring the women and family’s that Mission U-Too touches.