Lord willing. In the meantime, here is a missionary song to ponder.
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
(1.) Jesus I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee;
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shalt be;
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought, and hoped, and known;
Yet how rich is my condition,
God and heaven are still my own!
(2.) Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like man, untrue;
And, while Thou shalt smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might;
Foes may hate and friends may shun me;
Show Thy face and all is bright.
(3.) Man may trouble and distress me,
‘Twill but drive me to Thy breast;
Life with trials hard may press me,
Heav’n will bring me sweeter rest.
O ‘tis not in grief to harm me,
While Thy love is left to me;
O ‘twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.
(4.) Hasten on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith and winged by prayer;
Heav’ns eternal day’s before me,
God’s own hand shall guide me there.
Soon shall close my earthly mission,
Swift shall pass my pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.
Words by Henry F. Lyte
Music: Leavitt’s The Christian Lyre, 1831
Attribuited to Wolfgang A. Mozart.
"28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. 29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting." (Luke 18:28-30)