Jonathan launched his first remote control airplane when he was ten years old. When his plane lifted off (and crashed a few minutes later), we could not have imagined how God would use a toy plane to provide direction for three of our children. But here we are, over six years later, watching as Ella, Jonathan, and Benjamin discover a passion for flying real planes and serving real people with real needs around the world.
I thought you’d enjoy seeing their story in their own words @ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mission-flight
While this is a fund-raising campaign that they’ve launched, there’s no pressure whatever to donate. Their story gives to us—it gives a vista on the significance of small things and the value little “unimportant” decisions in life.
An elderly missionary friend of ours was in China in the 1930’s during the Boxer Rebellion. His passion for people combined with the sagacity of years led him to adopt the motto, “Exposure, exposure, exposure!” Expose people to the Scriptures, to missions, to needs, and God will use that exposure to call people to His work. Even little things we experience are used by God to direct and lead us His paths. Small, seemingly happenstance events are testimonies to His providence. As parents, we get the chance to join God in His purposes with everything we bring into our children’s view. Who knows what will come of something so small as a toy airplane?
© Robert G. Robbins, January 2014
1/7/2015 10:13:07 am
Well said and very, very true. We are excited for your children. They will never regret giving themselves to the Lord and serving Him. The temporal will be left behind but the impact for eternity lives on.
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