24 December 2009

Thinking about God's people at Christmas!

At Christmastime we have a lot to fill our minds: family, friends and festivity. But for me, I like to reflect on the goodness of God and faithfulness of God’s People.

Phyllis and I have served God all our married lives. We’ve received His grace and have poured it out into the lives of others for all these years, literally all over the world. Our children have known nothing but lives of ministry and missions. I gave up on fame, fortune and financial security years ago and was privileged instead to follow God and depend on Him and His People to supply our needs. And he has! Through you, His redeemed and beloved people!

We could never have done what we have done – and continue to do – without the loving encouragement, thoughtful prayers and saDr.G&Pcrificial gifts of visionary friends and family like you. There are no monuments to be found for what we’ve done. The storefront church we served has once again become just that – a store; the house between the fraternity houses is now a parking lot and the Bible school we served in Kenya has no plaque or photo or no memorial hall. Our "monument" – hopefully – is in the lives, hearts and lifestyles of people somehow remolded and equipped to live a life joyously in the face of God, living His destiny day by day.

So right here and right now, I want to say thanks! Thanks for what you’ve done in giving to us and allowing us to be your extension to others. Thanks for giving money – that could have been spent otherwise – so that we could minister in the far corners of the world to leaders, church-planters, pastors and devoted Jesus-followers. We continue to succeed in our dream and the passion of our heart because of you and your faithfulness!

Don’t stop praying and believing!  And please don't stop giving. Although we have an office at Globe International, we are not salaried; we are still dependent on God's people and their gifts.

My hair might be white, but the passion of my heart remains! We will train and equip another generation to do what we’ve done! They’ll do it better, go father and have greater impact, because of you and your faithful gifts!

Merry Christmas!

(Oh yeah, if you want to give even now, click on the donate button to the right and it will allow us do the things God has for us in 2010!  And there is a lot in store!)

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