Psalm 98:8 says, “Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills be joyful before the LORD.”

I traveled a lot during the first week of this month. Our team headed to the south of Asia to renew our visa and then got to visit other places south of where we live. We rode planes, a fast train, a slow train in the sleeper car, buses, and taxis during the week. And all throughout the week, I was reminded of the beauty of God’s creation.

Our team spent the last few days of our trip in another area of Asia. A brother and sister in God’s family arranged for us to have a place to stay. We got to interact with them and their family as well as meet a few other workers in the same area. It was an honor to hear from all of them. They talked to us about the call God placed on their lives and the challenges and victories they have experienced. It is not easy for them to see fruit in this area of the country, so I have a lot of respect for the work that they are doing.

It was a privilege to have our fellow laborers invest in us during our time there. We got to pray and worship together, which was truly special. One day we were able to visit a temple whose foundation was built in the 1300s. The people who live in the area are ethnically and religiously buddhist. My heart yearns for all their people groups to come to know God and have a relationship with Him.