Wow. Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you had a hard time putting it down. Sent by Hilary Alan was that kind of book for me. Hilary and her husband were strong Christians who lived a comfortable life, yet they knew there was more to life than just earning money and trying to get ahead. They wanted to hear from God and when they did the two words, "Follow Me" changed their lives forever. Selling everything they had and moving their family to a war torn, Muslim province in Southeast Asia that had just been ravaged by the tsunami they found out the true joy and peace in obeying these words and finding joy that was unmatched.
I love how in Sent, Hilary Alan doesn't make you feel like you must go and be a missionary, yet she compels us to ask the Lord, "Am I doing everything You have called me to?" A question every believer should be asking continually. Hilary Alan contradicts the thought that "the safest place to be is the center of God's will." She proves in her testimony that sometimes God ask us to go to war torn, tsunami effected areas so it is not necessarily safe, but "The center of God's will is absolutely the most peaceful place and the most obedient place to be." (pg 37)
Sent is not a book that is just about one person or a couples call to go be missionaries, but about how God called the whole family to be lights and to go across the world for Him. I love how her whole family is included and involved not only in the decision process but also in the life they lived while in Southeast Asia. Hilary Alan shares what it is to be a mom who is called to a life that not only is she unsure for herself but for her children as well. She shows how God will call the whole family, as a group and individually and how what seemed could be a sacrifice became a blessing instead.