The song I sang often as a child rings through my head as I write this, Pass It On. It only takes a spark to get a fire a going…. that’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it. The Lord asked us to obey in going where He wanted us to go. That meant being introduced into a whole new mindset of financial planning – raising support by asking others to partner with us. When David first explained the system to me, I thought he was crazy. After much prayer and searching God’s Word, I realized that this was His design and not mine, so I just needed to say, “yes” and He would take care of the rest. Every time we have shared our story, we first pray that God uses us to be the conduit to share what He wants others to hear. One of the churches we were invited to speak at before leaving Missouri was KCBT during their Summit mission conference. A few weeks ago, a woman was introduced to me here in Yaoundé, Paula. She shared with David and I that she was at the mission conference at Kansas City Baptist Temple (KCBT) in 2009 and heard our story. She was waffling about what the Lord wanted her to do and decided to join Wycliffe Associates. She said that God used us to speak to her about what He had in store for her. We are continually amazed and in awe of Him! We had her over for dinner so we could get to know one another better. She will be serving in Yaoundé for six months a year and in the Dallas office the other six months. Please pray for her as she adjusts.
God uses us to leave his imprint on others – that is so cool. Even before you went to Africa, God was using you to challenge others. I know you challenge me.