Friday, August 17, 2007

When God Calls

Here is something very close to my heart as I come from a long line of pastors and missionaries. Travel plans for mission trips, and getting a pastor from one church to the other, are just one long headache (though we take all things in stride). We usually had one poor soul take on the responsibility of letting the rest of the group know exactly what to prepare for--paper work, the different vaccinations and so forth.

Recently, scanning through the pages of my employment opportunities I came across information on missionary travel flights and started reading all about people taking care of people. I know, you've probably heard that before. But check this out.

Here's a group of individuals who know what it's like when the Lord sends you out to Thailand, for example, and as a missionary they know that you are trying to stretch every dollar you've raised. Most of the team at Golden Rule Travel have been missionaries themselves and the name actually comes from Matthew 7:12 which says, ". . . doing unto others as we would have them do to us." In fact, if you would read all about them you would get the bigger picture of who they really are.

The usual is there, of course: they will find you the lowest fares (they will go the second mile for you) by taking the time to check every airline and their special rates (and they do have contracts with most of them), they shall treat you like family, and the Christian staff will let you know every detail of your journey before you leave which even includes currency conversion info. But this staff truly sounds like it's more than a job for them (since they've worn the same shoes), it's serving God.

Well, honestly I could go on about this travel agency but I might serve you better if you take a look for yourselves. Read their testimonials which are never solicited. Let your church know, let the mission teams at your church know that there's a company ready to serve the traveling needs and apparently they are available 24/7. Blessings to all.

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