This week I had the pleasure of once again meeting a few of Elim’s missionaries. It was Elim UK’s Centenary conference and although it would have been wonderful to have had all of them I was thankful to see the ones that could make it.
They are incredible people and I am again thankful for the privilege of being their leader.
I was moved especially by what I observed:-
1. Their Friendship
Though they come from different backgrounds and work in different continents they came together for a lunch meeting and had pictures taken. Obvious friendship was there built through Skype contact but now being experienced face to face.
I commented how one of them had lost lots of weight, They told me they had fasted for 40 days and were now seeing incredible answers to prayer, miracles and salvations were taking place. They were in a new day. Look what happens from a surrendered heart!
Though only recently being diagnosed with a severe disease here in the UK this person was desperate to return to the ‘field’. They were determined not to allow their circumstances dictate their commitment. They said to me they were determined to go back and so they are doing!
May we all carry these 3 things today whether serving as a missionary or not and may the following verse be our prayer.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12