A good teacher should never stop learning from her students. Here are some of the commentaries from some missionaries-in-training at the literacy module in Colombia this month. They have challenged me, blessed me, and moved me with their passion.
“Without the written word, the Gospel tends to deteriorate…”
“It was with the Word of God that the Son resisted temptation.”
“There is no kind of class, program, or other academic effort that can develop in a person what they themselves must make into a personal discipline.”
“The church cannot mature without access to the truth.”
“Since the dawn of creation God has used his word to make, form, order, bless, scold, motivate, exhort, and transform.”
“A believer who cannot access the truth will inevitably have an identity crisis.”
“For the believer, teaching someone to read the Word of God and to love the Word of God are synonymous.”
“Wanting to help people read the Word of God for themselves should be something alive and beating in our hearts.”
Please pray that these missionary candidates will be able to follow through on their desire to take the gospel to parts of the world that are without it.