Small miracles during a mission trip to
Some people doubt that miracles can happen today as
it did when Jesus was on the earth. There were many testimonies of healing
miracles all around the world. During my mission trip. I happened to
experience a glimpse of the miracles that can happen even today.
Children’s screams rung in the air as they grew
more accustomed to our presence. When we started the children’s
carnival, I could see the kids looking around with frowns on their lips.
Their hands were behind their backs and some kids were biting their lips.
They walked to us as if it hurt to walk. Finally after a few moments to
get accustomed, the mysterious ice between us broke and the carnival
I was in charge of the ring toss station. The rings
were black, plastic bracelets and the pins were water bottles. We gave
them 6 tries and according to their performance give a prize. It was
backbreaking work. At first, it was easy. “Good job, nice try, aww…”
We said at every throw. Then we bent down and picked it up and the next
kid threw. 1,2,3,4… one after another my back ached from bending over.
“When can I stop?” I thought. After 15 more minutes, at last lunch was
served. My part was over, for the day.
My youth group and I go to
“As you well know…” one of the youth group
teachers who was leading the carnival was saying. “The prizes for the
two days we brought ran out on the first day.” The carnival was a 2 day
event. “She continued. I was very frustrated and sad that the kids
wouldn’t have any prizes. I went to the store and bought some more but
we still didn’t have enough. Then I prayed. Later in the day I met Mrs.
Chitwood.” Mrs. Chitwood was an elderly lady who ran a mission base in
The candy brought lost of fun to the children the next day. This was the small miracle I experienced. Many unbelievers can think that this was pure coincidence, but I believe it was God’s miraculous provision for our needs.
Sean Hwang 14 years old and lives in Texas
When does God call people to long-term missionary service?