He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mark 16:15)
Me on a mission trip? I never dreamed I would dream of going on a mission trip. It was never on my radar. But when you give God your life, His radar becomes yours. And God loves the people of Central America, and has given me that same love.
In July, 2011, I was invited to go to Costa Rica on a mission trip. My immediate thought was “Thanks but no thanks.” My standard reply. I don’t like to travel. I used the excuse, “I have a mission right here in the good ole US of A. I don’ t need to go anywhere.” But this time I heard God whisper to me, “Joyce, this is for you.” So, I went. And it was amazing.
While in Costa Rica, I fell in love with the people. I could not speak their language, but I realized that the language of love is universal, and God used His love to bless many lives.
Since then, I have been back to Honduras and back to Costa Rica two more times. It has been an amazing adventure, and I am so thankful that I listened to that still small voice ... and obeyed.
We are planning our next trip to Dominican Republic in January 2014.
Here is a video of our trip to Honduras, I hope you enjoy!
If you are interested in learning more about our mission trips or contacting Joyce:
c/o Tree of Life Church
2132 Shadowlawn Drive
Naples, FL 34112