Saturday, June 1, 2013

Listen to Mom Speak

I know I have mentioned my amazing mother-in-law on my blog before, but I mention her again because now you get the opportunity to listen to her speak from her heart... totally a treat!
In the following audio clip you will hear Mrs. Billie Sloan speak candidly about going with her parents to the mission field of Mexico as a teenager and mistakes she and her husband made in their early ministry.  This is your opportunity to hear valuable advice from a godly lady who has served on the mission field more than 50 years, a lady whom I admire more than you will ever know.

What I love about mom is that she is so real.  She speaks from her heart, and you will feel her warm friendship embrace you through her kind words. 

As a side note, I especially enjoyed this audio clip since I personally know all of the speakers.  The couple who put the audio clip together are Joe and Laura Consford, missionaries to Africa.  Joe attended college with hubby and I, and Laura and I grew up in the same church.  Her father was {and still is!} the music director/song leader at our church and her mother taught me English in high school.  In fact, Laura and I were part of a small group that went to Ukraine together when I was 16 years old.  Fun memories!  Jeff Wesson, the man who introduces the "Missionary on Fire" series was my high school senior class sponsor and teacher.

So, without further ado, go grab yourself a glass of iced-tea {Yes, I'm a southern gal!} and some cookies {I won't tell...}, and enjoy this audio clip of one of my heroes...
Mom blogs over at From the Heart of Mexico, found here.

The Missionary On Fire series can be found by clicking here.


  1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words about this interview. God has used the Ashcraft/Sloan family to exhort me to do more for the Lord. Papsi and Mimi Ashcraft were my childhood heroes! My pastor, Danny Dodson surrendered to preach under the preaching of Papsi. The Missionary Fire was ignited in my heart in Monterrey, Mexico under the preaching of Brother Tommy Ashcraft. When I think of Mimi Sloan, I can't help but think of the old saying, "The apple does not fall far from the tree!"

  2. Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed that so much! I especially loved to hear her laugh! She seems like a sweet lady.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed Mrs. Sloan's testimony! How many years have the Lockharts been on the mission field?

  3. listening now....thanks for sharing this. :)

  4. This was such a blessing to me! It makes me enjoy her blog writings even more as I can hear her joyful spirit behind her writings. I have been re-reading through her books posts...what an encouragement they are!

  5. What a very small world! I got the link to your blog with Baptist Missionary Wives and when I saw Hna. Billie I could hardly believe how I found you by "accident." I met your mother-in-law when we both spoke at a ladies' retreat in Puerto Rico in February. What an absolutely lovely lady! I am in Spain, and she is in Mexico, and you are in the Ukraine. Amazing how God works! So glad to "visit" with you, see your beautiful children, and start to get acquainted. I'll be back.

  6. Loved this! Her favorite verse is the same as mine. It is the verse I read for devotion the morning of the day my dad passed away. When we got the news of his death, that verse came to my remembrance and sustained me. Thank you for sharing.


Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25