November 5, 2010 Newsletter #9
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1
The entire chapter of Hebrews 11 is filled with stories of faithful servants. Many of whom never saw the fruits of their labors or the completion of God's promise given them. What they did see was God working through them to bring about His glory. But in order for God to work through them, they had to be willing to allow God's will for their live – no matter what that was. The paths they trod were sometimes very difficult, and sometimes unto a horrific death. The outcome of their faithfulness was beyond anything they could have ever envisioned & is recorded for all of eternity. God is the creator and orchestrator – His glory is being revealed through all who are faithful & willing. Am I faithful? Am I willing?
As the last day here in Tamale, Ghana dawns we have great sadness and joy - sadness to be leaving here & joy of seeing our families or headed onto a new mission. We came as a fragmented group, arriving at different times & from different places. We bonded & became one. Now it is time for us to begin separating & going in different directions. Johnny & Dan left this morning for their flight home. We already feel like part of us is missing (they've only been gone for 1 hr). The rest of us leave tomorrow morning, some heading home & some headed onto Myanmar for a new mission work.
We came, faithful to God's call. We have planted seeds, tilled some ground, & been blessed seeing a harvesting here. We will never know, this side of heaven, the impact of the work we have done, but God knows. Although we have tried to keep track of the "numbers" that is not the important part. If only one person gave his life to Christ from the work done here this week, it would have all been worth it.
Today we return to the village of Galenshegu, where we were on Monday to have clinic. Due to the larger than expected clinic at Gua that day, we were unable to have the clinic at Galenshegu.
Please keep Johnny & Dan in your prayers as they travel home & us in your prayers as we have our final day of ministry work here.
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