Sandy’s journey began when a friend invited her to a Bible study, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Following the study, she received a booklet that contained John Wesley’s covenant prayer. The prayer was about surrendering your life to the Lord completely. Sandy started to pray that prayer and just told God that she needed His help in actually meaning it. Sandy felt led to move overseas to teach English as a Second Language (ESL), a huge jump for someone who doesn’t like change and has never taught anything but little kids Sunday school!
Over the past few years, she prepared herself by praying, reading Scripture, reading other Christian books and spending time hearing from others on the mission field as teachers. Preparation for the move began as she worked to get her teaching certification and prepared her house to sell. The process was full of many starts, stops and hiccups along the way, but Sandy knew this was God’s way of teaching her about His perfect timing. Once He was ready, it was game on! Sandy put her house up for sale, and it sold in one day. In February, she applied for a job and had one in a week. Now, she is making her final preparations to leave for South Korea April 15.
At Christ Church, we were blessed to pray for and send out Sandy this past weekend in many of our services. As Jesus taught in the Gospels, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Therefore, we join with churches around the world to pray to the Lord to send workers into His harvest field with Sandy to build the Kingdom together.
To quote Sandy, “It has been a leap of faith for me to decide to sell my house, quit my job of 24 years and leave my friends and family, but I have such a peace about this that there’s no other explanation other than God! For anyone feeling God calling them, I would say listen and be patient. He is going to get you ready for whatever it is in His perfect time.”