Friday, July 20, 2012

The Calling

Jordan was born an old soul. I don't mean she acts old, I am talking about having wisdom far beyond her years. I remember when she was not even 2 years old she would sit on my lap and I would read her a book called "When You Were Born in S. Korea" the book describes the process a child goes through before they are placed for adoption. I remember as I read to her I looked down and saw one single tear come down her cheek. She wasn't even 2 years old but her heart broke for the orphan. She was once an orphan and one day she would make a difference in the lives of children who would never be adopted.
We are all put on this earth with a purpose. God gives us gifts and it is up to us to use them. Some like myself don't discover those gifts until later in life. Others like Jordan know without a doubt what their gifts are at a young age. They just wait patiently until God confirms it. 
Jordan and my other daughter Cameron are at Falls Creek this week. It is the largest Christian camp in the world. Jordan called me last night and I knew something was going on by the sound of her voice. She said "mom guess what? I've been called to missions!" The excitement and joy in her voice was undeniable.

Jordan holding a baby waiting to be adopted in S. Korea
Jordan has been on several mission trips to S. Korea and Ethiopia. She is a senior this year with a 4.0 GPA. She could choose any career, be successful and make a very good living. She has gone back and forth on what to do. This confirmation for missions will help her choose a career that she can use to make a difference in the lives she is called to serve.
Feeding a little one in S. Korea
I know Jordan has a heart for Eastern Asia and would love to serve there. But also know she will be happy wherever this journey takes her.

Jordan with her new friends in Ethiopia

Mom and Jordan in Ethiopia
I realize at some point this calling will take Jordan far away from us physically, but our hearts will never be apart.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said " Here I am, send me!" Isaiah 6:8


Psalm139verse14 said...

Awesome Elaine!! I'm so excited for her. She is stunningly beautifully too :)

Ruth Ann said...

Prayers for Jordan and you as she embarks on this journey!