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Topic: An Undivided Heart

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First, I would like to thank Mike and Sam for being obedient to the call of God on their lives to engage in this risky endeavor. Additionally, I would like to thank you for publishing this book so that others may be able to catch a glimpse of what homelessness is like through your experience.

After reading this book in a little over a week, I am left with many questions about what this means in terms of what God wants me to do with my life. After finishing it tonight, I prayed, "Lord, if you could do anything with my life, what would You do?"

At this point, I am torn between pursuing overseas mission work, and working in urban areas in the U.S. specifically with the homeless. Part of me desires to minister to those in the U.S., the poor, and the suffering, not by merely giving an afternoon of my time, but investing my life, settling in a bustling city, and getting to know the people there, working with some kind of group of other Christ-followers to meet the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs of the people.

Part of me thinks, "Why go to another country when there are suffering people right at home? Why bring the gospel somewhere else, when it needs to be preached here?" While another part of me thinks, "If you don't go overseas with the gospel, who will?"

In addition to discerning where God wants me to be, I also wonder about with whom God wants me to minister. Singleness has always been an option, and I am contentedly looking towards a season of singleness, and working hard in the freedom that singleness brings. I am torn between the thoughts, "If I remain single for the rest of my life, I will have more freedom to minister to those in need." and "If I were to marry, sure, maybe the two of us working together might help more people, but we would have to meet each others needs as well." Is it better to be single, or to marry?

I realize that these are big questions that only the Lord can really answer, but I want to express my gratitude to both Mike and Sam for sharing their journey. I pray that God would give me an undivided heart, and perhaps some clarity along the way.


Posted: 2012-03-03 20:40:52

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