“Madison was born and raised in Girard, KS. During her time studying nursing at Benedictine College she encountered the love of Christ in a radical way. With a heart eager to love and newfound zeal for the Gospel, missionary opportunities began to surface. Through campus ministry she was able to go on three short-term spring break mission trips with Family Missions Company. After working in Kansas for a year as a nurse, she has decided to answer the call to mission that the Lord has put on her heart. She feels extremely grateful for the beautiful journey Christ has given her so far and is excited to see where the Holy Spirit leads her next. Madison will join Intake in September 2018.”
Dear Friends and Family,
Peace and Joy in Christ! I hope this letter finds you doing well. I am writing to share some exciting news. This September, I will be joining Family Missions Company to serve the Lord on foreign mission. After three months of training in Abbeville, LA, I will be sent to my foreign mission post. A common question I received is, “Where are you going?” For right now, I don’t have an answer for you, but do not worry. The leadership at Family Missions Company is praying about it, and trusting in the Lord’s good plans for me. I am eager to take this step in faith and can’t wait to see where He sends me.
Family Missions Company is a lay, Catholic, missionary organization that is committed to the Great Commission of Jesus. Family Missions Company trains and sends out full time-missionaries to “go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.” Mark 16:15.
My primary work as a missionary will be evangelization: to share Christ’s love and message of salvation with the community and country I live in. One of the ways we missionaries share Christ’s message of love and sacrifice, is in Christian service to our brothers and sisters. Some of my ministries might include providing children, elderly, the infirm, the imprisoned, the dispirited, and the unemployed with home visits, food, education services, building projects, and medical assistance.
God has blessed me in many ways through my family, friends, country, and community I grew up in. But most importantly I am grateful for the gift of faith He has given me. It is this gratitude and joy that is compelling me to mission, and I am overjoyed to be able to “go out into all the world” to share the faith with my brothers and sisters.
I ask that you please keep the mission work I will be doing, my family, and I in your prayers. I’ll be in contact soon to hopefully share more about this mission and about how you can be involved too. Thanks so much for sharing in this with me. May the God of all grace and understanding fill your heart with His peace and rest. He Loves You!
In His Abundant Mercy, Madison Smith