We laughed hysterically as we watched the video clips we had just shot during the Campus Target minicamp scavenger hunt. A few dozen young adults descended on the Lima, NY, area to earn points by doing such crazy things as shopping cart races, acting out scenes from Disney movies, hunting pretend buffalo, and asking marital advice from strangers. 🙂 The 19 new recruits, who will potentially spend the coming year in Asia preaching the good news of Christ with CT, basically didn’t know each other and had no idea what they were in for last weekend. Yet, along with CT’s stateside staff and other leadership, they all came together with one common purpose — to love, obey, and glorify our Lord and Savior.
As I walk through the ups and downs of my time in the States and particularly support-raising for long-term work in Asia, it’s easy to feel discouraged, to doubt, and to question God’s will, His provision, and His mysterious ways. But by faith I KNOW His claim and call on my life, and I KNOW that He will accomplish ALL that He has spoken over me and every other child of His. It’s easy to get caught up in What is happening, and forget the Why and the Who that is doing it. Pastor Josh at Elim Gospel Chapel said it well last Sunday: “It’s not the where I am going that is most important, but Who is going that matters.” And, as my good brother Steve always says, “We’re not here to be remembered, we’re here to be prepared.”
For the new recruits, those of us who’ve been on the field for awhile, and you, whatever things you find yourself in the middle of right now, may we all, as Heb. 10:23 says, “hold fast to the faith we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Though we don’t know what lies ahead and may not understand it all, we do know He is with us, orchestrating all things to REcreate us into the spiritual sons and daughters He wants us to be. Let us walk with thankful hearts toward the Glorious One, who died and now lives for us!
A great minicamp with an awesome crop of new recruits!
Safe travels for me and all CTers
Divine appointments and opportunities! He is so amazing!
Our great big, loving family that is being added to daily with salvations around the world!!!