Today I’m honored to have another fellow Mantle Rock Publishing author as my guest. Sara Foust has a wonderful message to share about her upcoming mission trip and how the Lord is using her debut novel, Callum’s Compass, to help fund it. Sara has also graciously offered to give away a print copy of her novel, so stick around to the end for a chance to enter!

“Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.” Ezekiel 37:4

Can you imagine standing over a valley, looking down onto the skeletons of slain men and women, and hearing from God asking you to preach to them? Really picture it. What a strong faith Ezekiel must’ve had! Not only did he do as God asked him, but watched (in amazement, I’m sure) as these bones came together and reformed living, breathing human beings. God asked. Ezekiel did.

Recently, I’ve felt called to go on my first mission trip. We leave April 30th and return the day before Mother’s Day. Boy, what a good Mother’s Day it will be for me! I have never left my husband and children for more than a couple days. I’ve never been out of the country. I’ve never been on a mission trip. I’m doing a lot of nevers. But I completely trust that God will take care of me and lead me where He needs me to be. And, I am absolutely honored that He would ask me to be a bearer of His truths.

There are many places in the Bible where God asks us to take His word out into the word and deliver it to them. I must admit I do not do it as often as I should. But, it’s been an amazing gift to see my first book come into form. To see the words I’ve prayed over for two years be printed and to hold them in my hand. It is one way I hope to share the truth of God’s love with the world. Through my written words, I hope God can speak to readers’ hearts and remind them that He is there with open arms.

It has been a tremendous year of growth and change in my life, and I so look forward to what next year will bring. To the mission trip. To my second book (hopefully). And to whatever else God chooses to call me to do next.


Sara writes Inspirational Romantic Suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children. Her debut novel Callum’s Compass won second place in Deep River Books’ 2017 Writer’s Contest. She also has a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. To learn more about her, please visit

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KAT WILLIAMS’S brother died in a gruesome accident in the mountains of East Tennessee. She blames herself.
RYAN JENKINS’S fiancée was murdered. He couldn’t protect her.
With the death of her brother, Kat believes she is unworthy of love from anyone—even God. When a good friend elicits a promise that she will stop living in the past and then leaves her clues to a real-life treasure hunt, Kat embarks on an adventure chock-full of danger. To find the treasure, Kat will have to survive wild animals—and even wilder men. Can she rely on Ryan, the handsome wildlife officer assigned to protect her . . . without falling in love?
Ryan swore off love when his fiancée was murdered, but feelings long-buried rise to the surface around Kat. He volunteers to help with her treasure hunt, vowing to keep her safe. Together they venture deep into caves and tunnels . . . and even deeper into the depths of their unplumbed hearts.

Connect with Cynthia on Facebook and Twitter. Read more of her writing at: Putting on the New Blog.

Read how God works in the lives of Cynthia’s characters in her debut novel, UNDER THIS SAME SKY, available in both e-book and print at




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