When I was a kid I remember missionaries visiting my church, sharing stories from their adventures overseas. One husband and wife team even shared their ministry through music, singing about the rewards and challenges of a life in missions. They were people that I looked up to and have led the way in the direction that Dawn and I are now following.
A week ago, at Christ the King church in Gibsons, after sharing about our ministry in the morning service, a couple who recognized me came over to say hello. I recognized them immediately as Murray and Beth Brubacher, the missionary couple whose musical ministry often comes to mind even now as Dawn and I are traveling from church to church.
I visited them later in the week and was blessed by their encouragement and fellowship. I appreciated being built into once again by the life and lessons of those who have gone before. We hope and pray that our own lives will also be an encouragement to others, to live by faith and to bring the gospel to those without it.