My wasted time
Over the many years working with God’s people I have heard many good things about how faithful Janie and I have been leaving it all and going to the ends of the world with the gospel message. It is true we did leave home with four young sons and stepped out into the wilds of a land called Papua New Guinea.
We can never hide the fact that God did something that changed our lives forever and even today, in our old age there is a scare burned into our hearts that cries, Go Ye. As missionaries we need to hear those encouraging words of how God has used us to help others see their need to reach out to the world with the gospel message.
Today sitting in my office, I meditate on many that have been such a part of our ministry and let the kind words soak into my soul and fire me up to finish the race Paul talked about as he laid it out before you and I to follow. Many encouraging words but a few words from a young man from Germany, given to me in a letter as he boarded a plane from Papua New Guinea will go with me as I finish my course.
Jack, no one has ever spent time with me like this, thank you for wasting your time on me. I am looking for a few men and women to waste my time, my retirement time taking them to the fields that are white and let their passion for the lost come alive. Your time will never be lost pouring it into the lives of men and women that can take the gospel places you cannot go.
For the joy that has been set before me I write, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith to ask you to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send men and women into the His fields that are white and ready to harvest. There is no greater calling than to hear Jesus say, Go and I will go with you. To those that have ears to hear, listen up and check out Ethnos 360, a foot step into the regions beyond.