• Blessed to Serve - Robyn Evans makes her pledge

    Posted by Micah Challenge

    7 March, 2013

    Justice is a core part of my faith and it has been for many years. It is not a competing aspect of my faith, but is an equal element of it, just like humility and mercy (Micah 6:8). For me the Finish the Race campaign is a way of expressing my faith and being an advocate of change for the world’s most poor, marginalised and vulnerable communities.

    I believe Finish the Race is more than just a campaign; it’s a call to action. Responding to this call will save lives, give hope and enable the world’s poor to share the table of God’s resources, which should be for us all.

    Martin Luther King Jr started his famous speech with the now well-known phrase, ‘I have dream’. His dream was about equality and acceptance of race, and in many ways his dream is still being implemented today as the world continues to struggle to resolve these issues.

    One of my dreams is actually part of a prayer, a prayer we say regularly – “thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. To me this prayer means that as I live my life and seek God’s heart, His will will be lived out through my decisions, my actions and lead me into a place where I am changed to reflect Him and His ways.

    Today I am trying to live out God’s will by serving in an Urban Mission Centre with The Salvation Army. My husband and I live and serve at Streetlevel Mission, Surry Hills. We live alongside and are a part of a community that is for all people, but is especially inclusive of those who are considered “poor and/or marginalised”. They are our friends, they are our family and they are our church community.

    In this community we offer programs that include all sorts of teaching, training and life skills. Together we seek God, we pray and we accept one another no matter what’s going on in our lives. Most importantly we share the table of God’s resources (whether that’s material, spiritual or whatever else is thrown our way). While we do have crazy days, God’s inclusive kingdom is being seen everyday in our community! Even though we have it tough sometimes, we are a community that wants to bring blessing to others and will find ways to help ‘Finish the Race’ for those in other parts of this world.

    Next week I am heading to Papua New Guinea and will get to experience the reality of poverty first hand, as well as the benefits of investing into developing countries and what campaigns like Finish the Race mean on the frontline.

    I consider myself blessed to serve!


     



    If you would like to join Robyn in making your pledge to take action in this year's Finish the Race campaign to ensure global poverty doesn't slip down our nation's priority list, click here.