Why is being called not an easy task? Why is it that I am many kilometers from home, when my friends are at home close to their families, working and owning their own living, and some of them are dating or even married? When one asks these questions, one can ask God “Why me?”.
I’ve been on a journey reading through the Bible, and its been very eye – opening and inspiring. I’ve never read the Bible like this before. In this journey and its only the beginning, I’ve met many people that also had a calling, not to child ministry, but none the less, called by God. Here are just a few examples of the characters in the Bible that God called.
Sons of Aaron and the Levites – 1 Chronicles 23
When the other sons were given normal duties, or so we think, the sons of Aaron were given the calling to serve as priests in the temple. This took sacrifice, because they were literally giving their lives, night and day, to serving God.
Ruth – the book of Ruth
Imagine with me, you and your sisters are on a journey with your mother – in – law, and you are all given the opportunity to return to your home, your comfort zone, but you feel God is calling you to something else. This happened to Ruth, and she chose to answer God’s call. Although she had many sacrifices to make, God blessed her for the decision she made.
King Solomon – 1 Chronicles 29, and 1 Kings 3
Even as much as God had chose Solomon to be King, he was young and inexperienced. He had a very big task ahead of him, but one very important thing he knew was that his wisdom came from God and God blessed him with a wisdom that only came from above. He was also blessed with a very supportive father, who blessed him. I love this verse.
“and give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart,
to keep thy commandments,thy testimonies, and thy statutes,
and to do all these things,
and to build the palace,
for which I have made provision.”
1 Chronicles 29:19
These questions that I raised in the beginning, I’ve asked them, many times, but I’m convinced and have learnt that the right question isn’t “Why me?”, it actually is “Why not me?”. I’m young and yes even inexperienced, like King Solomon, free, and willing. so why shouldn’t I give my life to serve my Heavenly Father?
Thanksgiving and Prayer Requests
1. I thank God for the opportunity to have my mom around for 2 months.
2. I thank God for Hannah, who will be staying with me at the orphanage for 8 months.
3. I pray for God’s wisdom, grace, and strength for year 2015 and what all lays ahead.
One way you can share in His work is by giving towards His work in Kenya. Would you consider sponsoring me monthly? Or just a one-time donation? Listen to how God wants you to help in His work, whether that’s praying, financially, or both. My monthly expenses are $400 a month, which goes towards my personal needs, accommodation, and other needs I see, ie. helping pay for a child go to school, support to the orphanage, etc. All of the proceeds go to the office in Kitchener, Ontario or in Dalton, Ohio, and then are sent to me in Kenya. The offices are not yet set up for automatic transactions, but they accept cheque. When you send money, send a note saying it’s for Charmaine Reimer. If it’s possible when you send monthly donations, send it by the middle of the month, so the money can be sent by the end of the month. You’ll receive a charitable receipt at the beginning of every year.
To my Canadian sponsors, you can now give your financial support through Canadahelps.org. You search for African Christian Missions Canada. You will see a place to Donate. You’ll be asked a few questions and than you’ll confirm and send the money.
If you are supporting me in any way, I kindly ask you too e-mail me and tell me in what way you are supporting me. If you have any questions concerning this or something else you can email me at email@example.com. Thank you for all your support! May God richly bless you for all that you have done! You are changing the life of a child, and when you change one child, you are changing a generation!
So saying this much, let us be willing to serve God with our lives in our churches, ministry, and in any other place we come into contact with people. May God bless you as you serve in your calling that God has given you.