Through a series of dreams, it has been revealed that we are called to the mission field. In one particular dream, the beautiful symbolism of walking down a narrow dirt path with several young, Asian children leaning from open windows of street houses holding fishing poles above our heads, is a simple reminder that by loving the children of the safe home we will be helping raise children who will become powerful fishers of men. Besides being fed the Gospel each day they will be fed the fish that will be grown on the land. It is also a revealing of our calling towards full-time Christian mission work. A fishing pole is useful in catching a fish that is ready to be hooked; it was us who were being fished along the narrowly traveled path toward life as missionaries. We’ve taken the bait!
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”… And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking… For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken… And Jesus said to Simon,“Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”
Luke 5:4-11 (NKJV)