why we said yes

true stories that will inspire you to say yes to God’s mission and not look back

  • saying yes

    December 10, 2019 by

    by holly j. clemente missionary to mexico As a kid, missionaries were my heroes. Their tales of adventure, stories of faith, and experiences of the supernatural realm and last-minute miracles made them seem larger than life to me. I certainly put them on a higher spiritual plane in my mind, somewhere between God himself and… Read more

  • from pity to peace: saying yes when it’s painful

    August 3, 2020 by

    by ej blohm missionary to kenya November, 2019.  Tears carved tiny streams down my cheeks as I stood at the kitchen sink, hands plunged into hot water.  My thoughts screamed out in anguish.  “I can’t DO this God!  How can I live so far from my babies?” my heart cried.  “God, how do I do… Read more

  • a daily yes

    May 13, 2020 by

    by bethany godoy missionary to belize I grew up as a missionary kid, and if you’ve been following along with the stories you may have read my mom’s story (click here to read Jadine Fritzler’s story) There was never a moment I didn’t know about Jesus. And to be honest, I’ve always had a burning… Read more

  • he gives rest

    May 1, 2020 by

    by holly j. clemente When I started this blog, I was so excited about sharing others’ stories, particularly missionary stories, with a larger audience. I couldn’t wait to begin, and my hope was that the posts would encourage others to view missions in a different light- the true light that shows how unqualified and weak… Read more

  • the invitation

    April 11, 2020 by

    a quarantine psalm by holly j. clemente Preface: My pastor often says, “The loudest voice is not always the true voice.” I was reflecting on that thought as I went to bed last night and thinking once again how true it is. The loudest voices in my head are often the ones that magnify the… Read more

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