Sunday, February 18, 2007

My Mission, Should I Choose to Accept It

Dear SAMS staff,

Thank you so much for the invitation to be a missionary candidate.
Please consider this letter my formal acceptance to that invitation.

It was a tremendous pleasure to spend time getting to know all of you during the recent Crossroads Conference and I look forward to continuing to develop those relationships in the future. I was overwhelmed by the family atmosphere at the SAMS office. Your support of each other and the SAMS missionaries really shows.

As I shared at the conference, I want to minimize regrets in my life. The last thing I want is to go through my life and wonder what God MIGHT have done through me. Life is just too short for that. In so many ways, I feel like God has strategically positioned me for this moment – strategically positioned me for missionary service. And I believe that He has blessed me with relationships within the Anglican and SAMS communities for a reason. I don’t believe that I am where I am in my life by accident.

Throughout this whole process, all the way from my short-term trip to Bolivia last summer to the Crossroads Conference in January, I have felt God confirming over and over again that I am heading in the right direction. I really feel that I am exactly where He wants me to be.

I am so excited to go to South America as a representative of Christ in the lives of the children there. I look forward to the deputation process as I begin to share the burden that God has placed on my heart with my community and as I begin to raise funds to support that burden.

Thank you again for the invitation. I accept the invitation with all my heart and I look forward to representing Christ to the community in which God calls me to serve.

I also look forward to discussing next steps with you as I begin my deputation process.

God Bless,
Curt Little

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
– 1 Timothy 6:17-19

2 comments:

Warren T said...

Dude...
I have watched you struggle with this burden for the last several months, and watched God to amazing things in and around you to make His dreams for His children become your dreams and to help make them come true. Congratulations on finding your place in the story, and even though we'll miss you, I look forward to seeing what God accomplishes through you over the next few years.

padiserene said...

Congratulations!