Saturday, March 21, 2009

Missions Resource #1

I'm sorry for my absence last week -- we were without internet for four days. Seems the company said we hadn't paid our bill even though we had.....oh well! All fixed now!
As of this moment, our digital camera is officially broken. What does that mean? No pictures for the blog! Since my writing is not all that exciting without something interesting to look at, for the next few weeks I'm going to be posting some interesting missions resources I've been collecting. I hope they'll be an encouragement and challenge for the missionaries who read this blog and a great resource to remind all of us how to better pray for missions!

A Missionary Interpretation of I Corinthians 13

If I have the language ever so perfectly and speak like a native and have not His love, I am nothing.
If I have diplomas and degrees and know all the up-to-date methods and have not His touch of understanding, I am nothing.
If I am able to argue successfully against their religions and yet have not His wooing note, I am nothing.
If I have all faith and great ideals and magnificent plans and have not His love that sweats and bleeds and prays and pleads, I am nothing.
If I give my clothes and my money to them and have not His love for them, I am nothing.
If I surrender all prospects, leave home and friends, make the sacrifice of the missionary career, and turn sour and selfish because of the daily annoyances and slights of missionary life, and though I give my body to be consumed with heat and fevers and have not love that yields its rights, its leisure, its pet plans, I am nothing.
If I can heal all manner of sickness and disease but wound hearts and hurt feelings for want of His love that is kind, I am nothing.
If I can write articles or publish books that win applause but fail to transcribe the Word of the Cross in the language of His love I am nothing.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Sommer family,
    I found your site via Joy's site. I went to Ghana for a month on a missions trip with Pioneers in 1995. We ended up in Accra, Kumasi and Ejura to name a few. I would love to keep up with your blog and find out what you guys are doing. May God bless you. There are so many that need him there!