Missionaries, their courageous faith & devotion to the great commission

Posted: May 12, 2009 by mimi in Missional Thought, Suffering, Uncategorized

We recently had the priviledge to attend a dedication of a new plane that MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) http://www.maf.org/, a local training hub for missionaries old, new & to be.  They train families in vast & various ways for their venture into areas of the country they will soon discover is alien to them.  There are have been many heroic & sacrificial missionaries in the past who have loved & shared the gospel in ways I cannot fathom.

MAF visit (2)

Here is a picture in front of what was left of a plane that one such missionary, appropriately named Nate Saint, used in his travels to far remote parts of the world to reach the unreachable.   Nate Saint ultimately sacrificed his life for God in sharing the gospel, having lost his mortal life but gaining an ever more glorious life eternally with our LORD.  Praise God for that promise given to those who loves & trusts in Him.

MAF visit (6)Our church supports a couple missionaries at this time & we so appreciate them for their devotion to their calling.  How often do we Christians in America step out of our comfort zone and risk ridicule, anxiety, embarrassment (according to worldly standards anyway), discomfort to share to WORD that will save the lost?  I often challenge myself to this question.  Have you shared the joy that is within you, today?

Glory be to God, in the Highest!

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