I received this message by email early this morning. It is from a family serving Christ in Africa that we have been communicating with for many years. It is easy for us to lose perspective on exactly what the gospel costs. These updates help to keep me grounded and to also expand my vision of God’s greater Kingdom in the world. Thanks K. for sharing. We are praying for all of you.
I have been talking with colleagues and personnel sent out by other organizations that serve here and we are all feeling it. Though we have toiled long and hard, the fruit of our labor has shown itself to be very little. But, we have a sense, given by the Spirit, that a movement is coming. At the same time, there is a heaviness of the dark cloud of persecution that overshadows us. It hasn’t been an issue before, because we haven’t yet caused a major stir with our Message and the good things we do are pleasing. But, once an Acts 2:41 type movement happens, we WILL be noticed and those that join our Family WILL face persecution.
As we get closer to a major mslm holiday in just a few weeks, there is a call to “revival” and relig. leaders “preach” and groups of disciples chant portions of their holy book all night long. It began last night until early this morning. Though our windows were closed, the echoes of chanting and preaching from loud speakers were sometimes so loud they rattled our windows. The enemy can use this to exhaust us (for lack of sleep) and break us down with discouragement. But, we hold tightly to I John 4:4, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
We are so very thankful that we have you loving and lifting us up to our Father. Please keep in touch.
Serving with Joy,
K. Heb. 1:3