Okay, so Erin Hawkins won’t be getting any medals for sledding. After the epic fail in offering assistance to her little sis’ Megan, Erin ventured out on her own down the snowy slope with much the same result. Listen closely and you’ll hear her “Ahhhhhhhh!” just before the stop, drop, and roll routine (not necessarily in that order).
But in Erin’s defense, there’s hardly a lot of sledding in Cost Rica, where she is a missionary for CRU (a.k.a, Campus Crusade for Christ). Even if the white stuff was in abundance, she’d be spending her time telling college students about Jesus Christ and teaching them to tell others. Pretty awesome. Jesus thinks so to. Remember the whole Great Commission thing that Jesus told his disciples about just before going up to heaven?
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28, 18-20, NIV)
Erin may never be a sledding instructor, but Jesus is thrilled at her expertise in doing the most important thing in his Book. And we should be, too. She told our church last week that her goal is to work herself out of a job. The objective is to teach these college students to reach their friends with the Good News of Jesus Christ all on their own. In a time when we’re accustomed to praying that people find jobs, Erin is looking for support in losing hers.
If you’d like to help Erin with her ministry with prayer or finances, please click on this link to go to a secure site provided by CRU – a very reputable outfit. You can also see a great deal more about what CRU does to help you come to an informed decision. Erin returns to Costa Rica in a couple of weeks for yet another tour of duty, and she’s about $800/month short on her support. You can be assured of Erin’s appreciation for any help you can give.
By the way, does her last name, Hawkins, sound familiar? Yep, she’s Lynda Hawkins’ daughter. I blogged about her on January 23. This kinda stuff seems to run in the family.