Friday, July 31, 2009

Karen Watson was a young missionary, lately murdered in Iraq because of her bold service to the Lord. At her funeral, Karen’s last letter was read by her pastor.

Dear Pastor,
You should only be opening this letter in the event of my death.
When God calls there are no regrets. I tried to share my heart with you as much as possible, my heart for the nations. I wasn’t called to a place; I was called to Him. To obey was my objective, to suffer was expected, His glory my reward, His glory my reward...

The missionary heart:
Cares more than some think is wise
Risks more than some think is safe
Dreams more than some think is practical
Expects more than some think is possible

I was called not to comfort or to success but to obedience...
There is no Joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving Him. I love you and my church family.
In His care,
Salaam, Karen

A life given, not taken. Hebrews 11:38a "....the world was not worthy of them."

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