It is both encouraging and exciting to do face-to-face meetings with young people wanting to embrace a life of service in reaching the lost. Many times these potential candidates want to hear our story of how God directed our steps. As one mentor told us early on… “You can’t steer a parked car.”
As we took opportunity to acquaint ourselves with God’s desire for the nations, we found ourselves dissatisfied with our careers –not that we didn’t like what we were doing, but feeling there had to be something more in serving Christ. We were already on track with reaching out to people at our workplace as well as to those in our community.
Although it was satisfying to lead people to Christ and disciple them, we felt there had to be more we could do. That’s when we learned there were isolated people groups living in hard to reach places of the world who needed to hear about Jesus. After months of prayer and seeking wise counsel among the godly, we left our jobs and began a 3 ½ year journey of training. Four months later we located our family to Papua New Guinea to advance God’s kingdom.
It hasn’t always been easy but we continue to learn lessons of faith as we serve where God has placed us. Our ambition to work among lost people in remote locations has not waned though we are now stateside due to Joyce’s renal health. God certainly has opened unto us many doors of ministry to encourage and come alongside those desiring to serve.
But it’s not about us and what we do. It’s about what God wants to do in the lives of others for the glory of His Great Name. …And so we continue serving; urging, nudging, and motivating others to consider their part in bringing in the harvest.
Our continued thanks to those who make possible our ongoing work thru prayer and sacrificial giving. Please pray that God will continue to raise up workers as we continue on in this role of ministry. Thanks for all you do.