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Missionary Daughter

missionary's daughter

by Felicia Cheatham


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Being part of a missionary family is an amazing experience! When building a new church, we're constantly on the go, inviting people to visit our church and sharing God's Word. I have such a passion for bringing teen friends to church, and I believe one day God will use many of these teens in our ministry.

The two areas in church where I help the most are serving as a backup in the church nursery, along with singing in our praise and worship team. We had been meeting in a school for services, but this summer, we moved to a new storefront building we can use every day. I have walked around inside the new building and prayed often for our church to multiply as we move into this new building. I think that when you are a missionary kid, it's vitally important to allow prayer to be a big part of your life.

When my father agreed to move to Denver, Colorado, I agreed to help grow this church! Our work here isn't easy, but well worth it. I am only 17 years old, but I can think of no better place for our family to be than where God wants us, doing the work He wants us to do.


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God has blessed our church in many ways over the years, with many wonderful people who support Dad. I am forever grateful for all their help, and the support we receive from everyone here.

I believe it's important to set goals, to believe that you can reach them, and to passionately pursue them! One day I'd love to help lead and teach pre-teen girls about the love of the Lord. It’s important to us all that young girls know more about God, and it would be rewarding to be able to help them. The older I become, the more I realize that God has some amazing things planned for my life. I will be forever grateful that I could be in a place and time where I could listen and learn about the Lord and his will for my life.

This summer, I began to date our worship pastor, and now I get to support two important men in my life. I thank God for allowing me to serve Him as a missionary. My advice to others in a missionary family is to accept your position, take action, and apply it to many great needs, not only in your life but in the lives of the people around you as well. God will bless the work you do for Him!

About the Writer: Felicia Cheatham and her family are home missionaries to Denver, CO. Read more about Rangeview Free Will Baptist Church.





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