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The 2021 Midwest Tour Recap!

The 2021 Midwest Tour Recap!

By:  Mission Team November 5, 2021
#AmazingNation, #Encouragement, #God, #Hard as Nails, #youreamazing

It's not just an event, it's a lifestyle.


 Teachers, Artists, Religious life, Mechanics, Offices, students, everyone has a state of life. 

But the state "missionary" is not temporary or adaptable; it becomes a piece of who you are. 

Like many of you, the nine-to-five was just not doing it for us, There was a distinct itch for more. Becoming a missionary gave us that excitement and passion back, and we want to share it also with every person we encounter. Specifically by starting strong on our first tour of 2021 in the Midwest. 


Our first event started before the sun was up on a cold morning in Quincy IL. As most of us were eager and nervous by default, one young missionary shares an awesome story from that day.


"I have a struggle when listening to people, I strive to listen as best as I can, but sometimes I am not totally present and I feel like people feel unheard. We held Passion Formation, and after it we went on lunch break. On break, one of the other missionary guys told me that a group of kids were right up my ally for evangelization due to them being Nintendo nerds. I went over and one of the kids was in my passion group. This encouraged me so much for what this kid said. 'This guy was the best passion leader ever, I don't know what the other guys were like but he actually listened to you when you were talking.' I praised God for that because I was feeling so discouraged and right there God said that I was indeed a good listener."


This perfectly captures the spirit of our mission, as one of our pillars is sensitivity to sin and suffering. And if that just means listening, or if it means praying with you, we will meet you wherever you stand. 


Prayer is something heavily discounted in our day and age, with most people just 'sort of' believing in God or even any higher power. I'll admit, I was there too. But if I've learned anything since venturing out, it's that there is nothing to lose. When did we get so arrogant and proud? Maybe we just never knew better, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with holding on to someone as you pray with them. There is no 'how-to-pray-for-stupid's' book out there, there are no 'right' instructions.


Here's the story of a missionary in the midst of this tug of war at an Event in Tuscawaras, OH.

"At the Tuscawaras high school event, Justin Fatica had all the missionaries come down during the outro so we could pray with the students. They could come down if they wanted and choose who they wanted to pray with them. One of the girls who came to me was already crying as she explained what she needed prayers for and when I asked if I could put my hand in her shoulder, she must have misunderstood because she ended up holding my hand. So there we were, holding hands as I prayed for her and her family, and at first it was super awkward and I was like 'what the heck.' By the end, I got over myself and realized how beautiful this moment was and how privileged I was to be able to be there for her in her struggle."

We are called to be the 'salt of the Earth' by doing the things others may be too uncomfortable to do. Such as praying over people, or before meals, exercising virtues and not being afraid of the secular, yet definitively not a part of it. 

God is calling all to jump into action, and I believe this tour was the push our team needed, now it's your turn.

Will you take the leap of faith ? 

About the Author Mission TeamThe mission team is made up of writers within the HN team who serve for a time with our ministry to Awaken the World to the Power of God's Love. Through their efforts, their vision of making a world where no one suffers alone is an encouragement to many hurting people of all ages. 


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