Friday, February 19, 2016

Entrusted with God's Words

"Entrusted with the very words of God." I was trying to read through Romans 3 yesterday and I did not get past the end of verse two. One reason these words so touched my heart is that I am in the midst of helping a friend raise prayer support for a 3 week StoryTogether training with the Karamojong, an Unreached People in Uganda. The Bible is available in their language, but few can read and those who can read do not always understand what they are reading or have anyone around to help them. During the project, Believers among this people will be trained to share God's Word in stories, drama and music so that the Karamojong can understand and accept our Father's love and salvation.

I had been praying for this project as I worked, but after reading Romans 3:2 I found myself thanking God in a new way for those involved in this training and their accepting the responsibility of being entrusted with His Words. I also found myself challenged to thank God anew for His Words and to recommit to my responsibility to value and share His Words.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

All Need Our Good News

A view Jack and I passed yesterday as we traveled via the new Southern By-pass into the city centre which is a great illustration of the contrasts faced daily by missionaries - a view of Kibera slums where some say the average income for residents is less than $1 per day, bordered by just a few of the high-rise buildings housing banks and businesses where millions of dollars are handled daily! Income is just one of many differences affecting those who live and work in this view as peoples in both situations come from not just Kenya and her variety of People Groups, but from Africa and around our world, and they include both refugees and those employed as business executives or representatives of other countries, including a few where our Father’s stories cannot be freely shared. One thing is the same - the people with the highest paid jobs in the massive buildings and the residents of Kibera all need to hear our Good News, BUT how will they hear it in a way that captures their hearts?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sorrow and Anguish

Now that I’ve got your attention with this view captured last week while trying out a new road in our new location, I will ask you a question which I had to ask myself this morning after reading Paul’s words in Romans 9:2.  How often do “I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart” for a person or a people group in need of our Father’s love and salvation?