This week we have a job to do. You are on the mission field, and whether you are on an island in the Caribbean or in some small town in the United States, you are a missionary this week! The Bible makes it very clear that God cares for those in need, and He has chosen you to be his hands and feet this week.

As you read through this devotional and spend time in prayer each morning, remember that you are not alone. Almost two thousand people just like you are working with Mission Discovery this year. Right now there are people in 9 different countries doing the same thing that you are doing. They are all part of God’s plan to reach out to those in need.

We have a saying at Mission Discovery: To Love Is To Serve. We know this to be true because of the example God gave to us. Jesus came to this world and displayed His love by serving others. In the same way we need to show love by our acts of service this week. As you go out each day ask your, “How can I love others by serving?” If you keep this in mind you will be amazed at how God will give you ways to show your love.

In Matthew 22, a man asks Jesus what the greatest commandment is. Jesus replied by saying that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all of your heart and soul and mind. He then goes on to say that the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. Just think how awesome this week would be if we simply focused on these two things. What would God be able to do in your life and the lives of those around you if you concentrated on these two commandments? You will do many things this week, some of which will be very difficult, but remember that the most important thing you do this week is what Jesus says in Matthew 22: Love God and Love others.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Introduction from the 2011 Mission Discovery Devotional