Crown of Beauty Magazine The Brave Issue - Page 29

Jana Duggar & Joy Duggar

Crown of Beauty: Jana, you girls are such a beautiful example of being faithful where God has planted you, and loving and ministering to the person who is right in front of you. What has your favorite ministry moment been so far? You've shared at conferences, been on mission trips, ministered at prisons, fixed food for those in need...any highlights?

Jana: I have enjoyed many ministry opportunities, from going on missions trips, to just being at home serving and ministering to my family and many others that come through our home! One of my favorite ministry opportunities that we do each Sunday is when we go to our local Veteran’s home. We play instruments and sing for them and then one of my brothers or another young man from our church will preach. It’s been such a blessing getting to know each of the men and women there who have helped serve in our military and exciting to hear their stories!

To encourage those of you still at home. Ministry is all around you, doing the basics such as helping with housework, babysitting littles, cleaning, that is ministry! “Divine service done here three times a day”, is a sign that could be hung over the dish sink in our home! So, you don’t have to go on a mission trip to do “ministry". Wherever God has you now, just be faithful to reach out, encourage and serve those around you.

Crown of Beauty: Sometimes being single and waiting for the one that God has for you can be hard. Many of our readers are single, and could use some encouragement! What would you say to encourage yourself, or a friend, when the waiting gets hard?