“Great Commission Christians don’t care who gets the glory or who is on the front lines. Instead, they are willing to be goers or senders as the Lord leads. If our hearts are in the right place, we will want to be involved in the battle wherever the Commander-in-Chief puts us. We know from Acts 1:8 that it takes the whole Church working together to reach Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth”. K.P. Yohannan, Come let’s reach the world.
We had four of our American friends visiting us recently and they were hard at work, painting at the school. We called them the A-Team . . . I love it when a plan comes together! What is sad is that with time, one becomes gradually used to the deterioration around you that you don’t notice it anymore, but now the school looks great again with a new layer of paint on the doors, windows and gate. They were also visited local churches and a village and gave some medical attention to the desperate and needy people. We see to it that God’s Word is always shared during these outings. The kids at school also received a good dose of vitamins and de-worming. They seemed quite happy with all the attention. Even Lynette did not escape this time.
One evening they came over to our house with food already prepared. I was surprised to see . . . and taste their dishes, especially the “what shall we call it” dish, half muesli half tropical-fruit jam mixed in a strange concoction and served with the words “it’s nice, you will love it!” O’ Really! In my wildest dreams I would never come up with such a unique recipe. What can I say – we miss them already. Jokes aside, they were a blessing to us all and we look forward to seeing them next year. Thanks guys, you are great!
Moving on to the Wonderful . . . Rappelling
It was the highlight for our Expedition Rangers. They had the awesome experience to rappel off a cliff close-by. Rappelling is a great confidence booster and fear breaker, adding God’s Word . . . confidence goes through the roof.
Some showed more fear than others, but overcame that by eventually going down the cliff with knees buckling and shaking. Vanessa was so confident from the start that she jumped at the chance to be first. One or two tried to hide in the bush, but the commander sniffed them out and in a “friendly and convincing manner” forced them to give it a go, which they did, and enjoyed it in the end. We all need someone, one or other time to give us a shove or two in life. It was only a 20-25 meter drop but a great beginning – after finishing I took them around the corner to show where they will rappel down next year, with many Oooo’s and Ahhh’s looking up at a 40 meter drop and we will God willingly go down a waterfall as well.
“With God, all things are possible” Matt 19:26 and “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2Tim1:7. The greatest thing for me is to see how different our children are to the rest in the village. We really need other team members to expand the ministry further. Just think of it . . . there is nothing greater to do in life than doing God’s work fulltime, influencing others, ever drawing the lost closer to God.
The Land Rover now sports new tyres bought from “Bourhani’s Jungle Store” No, serious friends, that is where I bought them. And . . . for those who still believe the great lie that the Titanic sank. Really? – it showed up in our back yard, or would that that be shore? A photo says a thousand words.
God bless and remember to stay a blessing to the nations.
“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives . . . and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” Nate Saint