By Emily Spencer, Austin Intern
Let’s just start off by saying that my experience here in the Makarios office has
absolutely exceeded my wildest expectations in the best way possible.
Have you ever had an idea of what something would be like only to realize you couldn’t
be more wrong?
Well, I certainly have and this experience was one of them.
Nonprofit organizations seem to be everywhere and appear as though they are all seeking
to combat and alleviated the same negative conditions this world holds. Ignorantly
enough, I made the mistake of assuming the hearts of the people behind each of these
organizations were generally all the same as well.
This summer I had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the height, the depth, the width,
and the length of the love being pouring out on the children of the Dominican Republic
through the work being done by the staff behind the scenes at Makarios. They serve
Makarios as unto the Lord with open hearts fully abandoned to the greatest call Jesus
gave His followers before He went to be with His Father, “Go and make disciples of all
The purity of heart and the integrity in which they perform their roles in the
office seeps into every crack and crevasse of the organization as a whole. I am honored to
serve alongside these courageous men and women who have surrendered to the Lord by
laying down the opinions of man and the standards for which the world calls us to live.
We are God’s instruments, created for His glory, made in the image and likeness of Him
causing us to believe we were made for so much more than what we can fathom on our
own. Makarios has welcomed the voice of God into their daily work to give them the
direction, wisdom, and guidance they need in order to move them forward as a family.
They acknowledge that we as God’s people must walk by faith and not by sight as we
live each day clinging to every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Here in the office, reaching out a hand to the ‘least of these’ looks like administrative
details, a list of things to do, making phone calls, filing papers, and scheduling trips. This
may not seem like the frontlines of the mission field but here at Makarios it is declared
worthy and considered an honorary role given by the Lord who is well pleased with ALL
the work being doing for His glory. As today is called today, we as the children of God,
must choose to make His name great in every aspect of our lives no matter how big or
small we might think they seem.
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