I’ve never met anyone who has told me that he/she dislikes being encouraged. Missionaries are human. We struggle. We have stress. We have things that we can’t share with loved ones or friends back home because of living in another culture and there wouldn’t be any understanding. I had the idea to create an encouragement wall in our home. We attended a week long, debrief time in June and each member of our family received a Certificate that has encouraging things written on it. We received encouraging cards, letters and notes from many of you. These things are wonderful tokens of encouragement that we can look at, be reminded of and soak in after a day full of discouragement. Thank you for encouraging us!
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people. Philemon 1:6-7 NIV