Monday, November 26, 2007

Immeasurably more

Sometimes Frank & I get discouraged thinking of all the support that we need to raise in the next ten months in order for us to get to Ukraine. It seems like a mountain and we really haven't had a great response to our message of need. People are always congratulating us on being brave and ready to make a big change from India to Ukraine at this stage of our lives, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, to where it hits them hardest, their pocketbooks, they back off. (Of course, the current financial markets haven't helped us out at all!)

Yesterday was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so we didn't have a Home Ministry Assignment and were able to be at home in our own church. That's always a great treat for us. The pastor's message yesterday sorta hit home to these two missionaries. His text was Ephesians 3:20-21. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church . . . ." Immeasurably more . . . We are completely unable to fathom, much less measure what Jesus is able to do in our lives. The translation The Message says, " . . . far more that you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams . . . ."

Are we doing what God has called us to do? Yes.
Are we in God's will in going to Ukraine? Yes.
Is it God's will for Ukrainian Christians to take leadership in their churches? Yes.
Are we able to help them do that? Yes.
Will this bring glory to God in the Ukrainian church? Yes.
Is God able to bring in our support so we can get there and do our work? Yes.
Do we need more faith in His ability to provide? Yes

Pray with us that immeasurably more financial and prayer support than we could ever imagine will be in hand when it's time for us to go to Ukraine next September.

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