Name – Sarah Litson
Field – New Brunswick, Canada
1. Please share your missionary call.
When I was a little girl, a missionary from South Africa came to our church and showed her slides. I told my parents that night after church that I knew God wanted me to be a missionary someday. As I got older and other worldly influences started to creep into my life, they continued to remind me of that decision. I am so thankful for my parents. As a senior in high school, I again determined to follow what I felt God had called me to do. I met my husband as a sophomore in Bible college. He too, had already surrendered to missions.
2. What do you miss most about the states?
Technically, I can see the state of Maine from my house :) , but it is still a long ways from friends and family in Oklahoma. I also miss Mexican food!
3. What food do you miss from the states?
Flaming Hot Cheetos :)
4. What do you love most about your field?
We’ve only been here since last September, but I would have to say after living 10 years in a tropical climate, I am really enjoying the change of seasons. Fall was just beautiful.
5. What is a typical meal in your culture?
During the winter months, they eat a lot of soups and stews. So yummy on a cold day!
6. Say something in your language, then translate.
S’il vous plait, priez pour la famille et pour l’Eglise Baptist Independante d’Edmundston. Please pray for our family and for Edmundston Independent Baptist Church.
7. What are some things you do to help your children not forget family back in the states?
We skype as often as we can. It helps them to see their faces as we talk. We have a digital picture frame that we filled with photos of our kids with cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
8. Please share your favorite Bible verse, or one that has been an encouragement to you.
Philippians 1:20-21 “According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Missionary wife, Tanna Collins shared those verses with my 9th grade Sunday School class and just a few years later, she, her husband and their five children were killed in a plane crash returning to the field. Her testimony at our missions conference that year was amazing and really stuck with me.
9. What have you found to be the biggest challenge on the mission field?
Canada is so much different from Africa and I have to remind myself not to compare the two. For example, daily life in Africa was at times, quite difficult, but the ministry there was very rewarding. Here, the day to day life seems easier, while ministry is slower. God is in control of both situations and it’s important for us to stay faithful wherever He puts us.
10. Name on thing God has taught you on the mission field.
There is always someone who has it worse than you. I’ve tried to always tell myself that no matter where we are and what is happening at the time, that I just need to “buck up” and not feel sorry for myself. There is someone out there in a worse situation than me. I think we are spoiled as missionaries today. Those who went on before us, did it without the internet, without skype (or any telephones at all), and without the opportunity to pack up and fly home at a moment’s notice. We are so blessed!
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