praying for missions {week 30}

1 Samuel 16:7
For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
We (humans) tend to see people on a surface level. We see typical teenagers who don't take life seriously, who won't take responsibility for their own actions, who mess up so often it seems they are doing it intentionally. God sees his precious, valuable children who are worthy of the help we bring simply because he loves them. Pray that we will see the MKKs, their caregivers, their teachers as God sees them. Ask God to empower us to love them, though to us they may seem unlovely and unworthy at times.

from "30 Ways to Pray for Missionaries," compiled by Elaine Helms for the NAMB. (the full list in pdf form is available here)