Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Going to Rwanda and St. Marten is probably one of the most challenging demands God has placed before me. It is challenging because of the expense, being sensitive to my family and their concerns, time in preparation, long travel schedules, and the responsibility to the team that travels with me and being a pastor to the flock that God has called me to serve.
What is amazing is the joy it brings to provide college level information to the pastors who in turn impact the members of the churches they are called to serve. It is a blessing to see how engaged they are to learn what God has blessed us to share. It is exciting to know that the information we provide is not going on a shelf for when the time may come to use it. The information is used immediately to touch the lives of people in the Congo, Rwanda, and Burgundy, St. Marten, Trinidad, Barbados and many other Caribbean countries. It will impact people in the Congo who have just gone home from a long stay in refugee camps, pastors in the Congo who come to a central place to share one Bible so they can teach their people, pastors who in turn share with other pastor friends who were unable to come to the conference, and pastors who so want to teach the truth that they would make tremendous sacrifices so that they can effectively serve the Lord faithfully.
It is this kind of impact that God has called us to provide that makes the trip worth the sacrifice. I pray that God place us upon your heart to pray for us, contribute to God’s call to make a difference, and pray that God continues to use these pastors and leaders to impact lives for His glory and honor.
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap it we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10).