Our classes at the Missionary Training Center are going very well. We're so thankful for the training we're receiving. Our only regret is that we didn't get this training 19 years ago when we first surrendered to mission work!
As we began the process to join New Tribes Mission, many people asked why we had to go through training to work with New Tribes. The initial answer seemed obvious due to New Tribe's unique ministry -- but it wasn't the complete answer.
Do we give the Word of God its rightful place in our lives? Do we let the whole counsel of God be the foundation & rule of our life? Or, do we only adhere to the portions of the Bible that suit our own personal preferences?
As our family gathered to give thanks to the Lord for all His blessings over the last year, I found a timely article written a number of years ago. It reminds us that we should look beyond the physical blessings we enjoy & focus on the spiritual blessings we have in Christ as revealed in the Bible.
"…your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." – Matthew 6:8 We were reminded once again of God’s great faithfulness to us in our recent need for vehicle repair. His answer to our need was ready even before we brought it to Him in prayer!