From Our President
Conquering Mountains for Christ
Dear Friend in the Harvest,
Each morning, when the new mercies of the Lord flood our hearts, we praise Him for you. I am doing this again today.
Father, thank You for this one who so loves You, who listens to Your heart for the lost, who responds to the need of those in the harvest fields. Thank You for this giving, prayerful heart. Father, bless this one according to the riches of Your glory in Christ. Amen.
We see the needs of those on the frontlines of ministry, and we rejoice at the mighty mountains they are conquering in Christ—with the help you send.
This is the power of one.
When one poor gospel worker with fiery passion receives what he needs to go farther for Christ—to conquer mountains for His glory—the Lord’s name is exalted and we come closer to seeing a witness for Him among every tribe,
tongue and nation.
When a heart here connects with a heart or need there, it is a divine connection. You may even feel the Lord drawing you now, this moment, to ask how He wants to use you in a native missionary’s life.
Let me encourage you with the story of Caleb, whom our area director for South Asia recently visited.
The Power of a Hidden Life
Caleb had a dream. The seed was planted in his heart during his private time with the Lord. Then it grew until He could hardly contain it. He began to step out in faith, overflowing with God’s love to those around him. In a world of Lama Buddhism, Caleb couldn’t keep quiet.
He gazed upon the vast wintery mountain range – the gateway between Nepal and Tibet. Tears froze on his raw cheeks as the wind cut the morning quiet. This land was made by God the Father and Creator of all. This was not for the god of this age or the spirits of the air. Here man worshiped idols, but Caleb’s heart was bursting with love for his Lord Jesus.
As he shared his faith, others came alive to the gospel and they believed in Christ Jesus. On a cold day in air too thin for most of us to breathe, high up along a hidden mountain path in the Himalayas, Caleb cleared a water hole and laid heavy rocks to border a little pond. There in the frigid waters he baptized 30 new believers, young and old. A church was growing in an unlikely place.
Caleb is one we seek to support. He has his own call and vision, so we send help and leave it to him. He does not need a large organization to hire him to live out their vision. He even turned down funds from a foreign mission board – funds he needed to build a worship center – because that ministry insisted on putting their own name on the building. But it was not their mission. It was not their heart. God birthed this ministry through a handful of people who love Him in Nepal.
Caleb still needs $20,000 for a worship center, and we want to help provide this. Will you help? But we are not going to put our name on what belongs to Jesus Christ.
We give to the Lord and He uses our offerings for His glory. And the mountains are His to take and make level; and the valleys are His to raise.
This month’s Prayerline unveils 28 opportunities for you to pray and sow into. Watch as the Lord multiplies your offerings. The daily prayer requests come from the Lord’s servants who are working among some of the neediest or most persecuted people in the world. With your gifts and prayers they conquer mountains in Christ.
For His Glory,
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