“My life is complete in seeing lives changed by God, one child at a time.”
by Momota Koyal
“Lady with a Mission” rang in my ears and made me smile as I cleaned my floor and thought of the kids I’m blessed with. I was thinking of the story Hartland once put in their ministry report with that same title. Back then the title held very little meaning for me, but now God is showing me a bigger picture of my mission field.
Allow me to share a little glimpse into my life. I’m working at a mission school deep in the interior of India. As the headmistress and girls’ dean, I get to work with 80-plus children from ages 8 to 24, and sometimes older.
I know that God sent me here by the many questions the students ask. They are hungry for the truth! “Miss, if God knows I’m going to sin, why did He create me?” “How do I know God’s will for my life? I want to be a missionary like you, but I don’t know how.” “How can I make a difference?” I just smile and remind them that the God I serve doesn’t always call the qualified, but He qualifies the called.
One boy who had been a troublesome student became very close to me after I had to discipline him many times. As I was feeling down about my work, God used this child to make me realize the importance of mission work. The student wrote a heartfelt letter of gratitude about how I’m a blessing to him. As I read it, I cried in shame for doubting God’s leading in sending me here. My life is complete in seeing lives changed by God, one child at a time.
Hartland has not only taught me to teach in a classroom but has also helped me to live in the middle of nowhere and still survive. From being a teacher to a nurse, mother, health educator, leader of God’s children, and, most importantly, a better spiritual leader, Hartland prepared me to serve.
God is doing amazing things in our jungle home in India, and it wouldn’t have been possible if you hadn’t let God move in your hearts to give generously to the Missionary Training Fund. Even though you may not be able to go overseas yourself, you are being a missionary by training us to go where you can’t, and by lifting us up in your prayers. Thank you!