Monday, March 29, 2010

Why Do I Need Shots To Get Ready For the Journey?

By Belle Touchton The Missionary Dog
Mommy: Cheryle M. Touchton - The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady

That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. Luke 12:47 NIV

Yes - I know we have to get ready but why do I have to get shots and a bath? Every year, as Mommy gets ready for our next missionary journey, she takes me to the vet. They poke on me, stick needles in me, and look places no one should look! Then they give me a bath and clip my long lovely toenails. Would someone please help me understand why I need shots to do my job as a missionary?

Mommy and Daddy are busy. Daddy is working on Halleluiah. The door was broken so Daddy put him in the camper hospital. We live in Pennsylvania now so some of Hal’s pipes froze and Daddy had to get that fixed. Hal needed an oil change, water in all his tanks, and two different kinds of gas. Poor Halleluiah! They poked on him as much as they poked on me. He also got a bath. Is he is whining too?

Mommy went to something called a Commissioning. It must be good because she was excited. I’m a missionary too. Why doesn’t someone commission me? Aren’t I important?

Mommy is washing clothes, packing, shopping, praying, and writing. She is also getting her hair and nails done. I’m not really sure how that helps either but it seems to make her feel better. Personally, I think it is a waste of time and money but no one has asked my opinion.

Since Mommy was ignoring me, I decided to write this story. We’re leaving on Thursday. We’ll be gone 40 days. We’re heading south and then out west. Daddy will be with us for 5 days and on Easter Sunday. He’ll fly back to State College. We probably won’t see Daddy again until we get back home. I’m worried about him because he doesn’t have many friends there but he does have work, church, and his Life Group. Oh – and I guess I forgot about God – Daddy has God. Now that I think about, I have God too. Maybe I should trust God and quite whining about everything.

Mommy and the Bible say that when we know what we are supposed to do, we have to get ready and then do it. Mommy says God wants us to go on this journey and that my shots are part of getting ready. Getting ready is a lot of work and sometimes it hurts but I trust Mommy and God. When that doctor shoved that nasty needle into me, I didn’t even cry. I still don’t understand why I need shots but Mommy and God know what’s best.

We need help getting ready for this journey to share Jesus with America. We need prayers and Mommy says we still need some money. Would you help us by praying or sending money?


Thanks – I’ll be looking for you on the missionary road.

Cheryle M. Touchton is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, call Gail Golden at 904 316-5462. Money is ministry tool that enables us to continue this work. If this story helped or inspired you or you feel called to join forces with The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady and Belle, The Missionary Dog as they travel the missionary road, leading people to Christ, you can donate at:


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