This week I wanted to share with you a missionary that has inspired me. This young lady isn’t the stereotypical missionary. In fact she is missing a few of her front teeth, and just over 3 feet tall. In case you haven’t guessed it, she is only 6 years old!
Aurora is may seem too young to go out on the mission field but her heart is big enough to prove anyone wrong. For the last two years she has been asking her mommy and daddy to go on mission. Instead of agreeing right away her parents told her to wait, pray, and that maybe when she turned 6 that they could head over to Haiti where Aurora’s dad had been on mission trips to before. Aurora has taken the time to pray and has patiently awaited her 6th birthday. With excitement she woke up on her birthday and asked when they were going to Haiti.
This summer Aurora and her Dad will be traveling to Haiti. While in Haiti she will be working with her dad to run a VBS program for 200 children! For Aurora’s birthday this year she asked her friends to bring socks instead of presents, and this summer she plans on hand delivering these socks to her new friends in Haiti. Just think of the eternal impact a six year old girl is going to have on other six year olds! She cannot wait to share Jesus with them and she is less than $200 away from her fundraising goal!
Working in a mission’s office, I know that this is where fundraising gets tough. So I want to encourage you to dig deep, anything can make a huge difference. Plus, Aurora and her Dad have added perks to giving towards their trip, you can get anything from a crochet necklace to a full on photo shoot!
Aurora is a great example of how God can use anyone, even at the mere age of 6 she is stepping up to do what she feels God is calling her to do. So I ask, if an Aurora[ble] 6 year old can feel so led to missions despite what so many of us think a missionary should be. What makes a missionary? It is the call, the command, or something else?