As of this post, our team is headed home to Arizona. It’s been a full and busy week of varied experiences with the greatest joy found in the opportunity to repeatedly share the gospel, in word and deed, to students, teachers and administrators.
Upon returning, our team will be asked a number of questions about this trip and our response lies in this scripture, used on our final day of teaching.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
The loving Creator of the world who made all men to rule under him. However, man rebelled against God and deserves death.
so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, Because of his love, God sent his Son Jesus Christ to offer his life on the cross, taking our punishment and bringing us forgiveness.
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. We can continue living our way, rejecting God’s rule and running life our way, OR we can live in God’s way, submitting to Christ and relying on his death and resurrection.
In my visits to Thailand over the past few years, I have learned much from our missionaries. In the midst of it all, they exhibit a constant joy of the Lord and perseverance in their service to the Lord.
In a place where it looks impossible and overwhelming, God has shown me and our team that there is hope. This hope looks no different in Thailand as it does in America. The key to the conversion of nonbelievers is found in the prolonged exposure to the Bible and to Christians. This is a principle that works everywhere, because God works through His Word and His people.
We were privileged to see five new believers baptized and become part of the kingdom.
A simple principle that challenges me to reflect upon “my comings and goings” and how often I seek to expose others to the Word. I must not only “go and make disciples”, I must not grow weary in the process. I’m thankful for our sisters and brothers who are an example and making an impact.
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31