“And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.” ~ Acts 16:9-10
Almost 30 years ago, after committing my life to Christ, I was compelled of the Holy Spirit into ministry, missions specifically. However, it wasn’t until 2003 when I would take my first missions trip. Having been the son of an Army soldier, and serving in the Air Force myself, I wasn’t a stranger to foreign travel; however, this would be the first time out of the country specifically for Kingdom purpose.
Like Paul, I heard the Macedonian call and I went. The country was still very young in its independence from Yugoslavia, and encountered many issues with its neighbors, not to mention internal cultural, ethnic and religious tension. None of this seemed to sway the people. In 2003, the bulk of the population was young with the median age between 18-25. It was an amazing journey, besides the near death experience with e coli. The people were responsive to the gospel, hungry for a touch from God and would stand in line for hours for prayer.
Fast forward 12 years…I have heard the Macedonian call once again and next week, on May 13th, I will respond for a 2 week mission to this historical, maturing and amazing country. I will be traveling with the resident missionary, Ed Bolay, from our fellowship. Our mission is to reconnect with many of the people from my first trip, minister around the country in the fellowshipping churches and be available to respond as the Holy Spirit leads in the communities to advance the Kingdom of Christ.
The first thing every missionary ask for and needs, is prayer. Without faithful prayer warriors covering us, the journey is doomed to fail, or at least be more challenging than necessary. It’s impossible to go on mission without the Holy Spirit and the intercession of God’s people.
In addition to prayer, I need faithful financial support. Since this a short notice mission, I need to raise my $2000 budget immediately; airfare from Houston, TX to Skopje, Macedonia is $1154, and $70-75 per diem for 13 days. You can donate specifically towards my airfare and/or make a general donation to Macedonia Mission 2015 to cover my in country expenses (see screen shot below).
James Miller Jr
“Missionary to a Generation”