November 11th is a day of prayer in Wycliffe that started in 1933 when Cameron Townsend was refused entry into Mexico and as they sat at the border, they prayed and watched as God opened the doors to grant them entry into the country. Read the entire story on the Wycliffe website.
Each year the Wycliffe organizations and many of their partners around the world set this day aside to pray and remember that we are only able to do the work we do through the power of prayer.
As we praised God for the work he is doing in Cameroon we gave thanks and sang songs of praise and thanksgiving in over 30 languages! Besides singing songs in English, French, Dutch and German (mother tongues of many of the missionaries) we praised God in over 25 Cameroonian languages, these are just the mother tongues of the staff working in Yaoundé. Many Cameroonian employees testified to how the Word of God in their mother tongue is transforming their families, villages and communities. Some have had the Bible for over 20 years and some are looking forward to the dedication of their New Testament next weekend.
I can only imagine what it will be like as it describes in Revelation 7:9 when the great multitude that no one could count is standing before the throne worshiping in every language from every tribe. I lost count yesterday of how many different languages we sang praises in but the day is coming when there will be people from EVERY language and EVERY tribe worshiping before God.
A few weeks ago we made a short video clip for our sending church Deerbrook Covenant Church in Missouri. In the clip we share how worship has had an impact on us. I’d like to also like to add 2 verses from Psalm 71:
“Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” (Psalm 71: 17-18 NIV)
God is good!