Maria & Hudson Taylor (1865)
When Hudson Taylor was director of the China Inland Mission, he often interviewed candidates for the mission field. On one occasion, he met with a group of applicants to determine their motivations for service. "And why do you wish to go as a foreign missionary"? he asked one. "I want to go because Christ has commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,? was the reply. Another said, "I want to go because millions are perishing without Christ.? Others gave different answers. Then Hudson Taylor said, "All of these motives, however good, will fail you in times of testings, trials, tribulations, and possible death. There is but one motive that will sustain you in trial and testing; namely, the love of Christ?.
A missionary in Africa was once asked if he really liked what he was doing. His response was shocking. 'do I like this work"? he said. "No. My wife and I do not like dirt. We have reasonable refined sensibilities. We do not like crawling into vile huts through goat refuse...But is a man to do nothing for Christ he does not like? God pity him, if not. Liking or disliking has nothing to do with it. We have orders to "Go,? and we go. Love constrains us.'
Our Daily Bread
Monday, April 09, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I just had to publish a couple of video logs my twin took during our cave tubing outing. Derry organized a trip to the Cave Ranch River where the team floated on tubes in and out of caves. Inside the subterranean river system there were huge stalactites and stalacmites (icicle-like rock formations). It was an amazing time and the water was crystal clear and cool. Enjoy...
Monday, April 02, 2007
I've just now been getting around to processing all the photos and videos of the short-term mission to Belize in March. I wanted to post this one to give a good look at the project completed with a view of the property as well. It will be exciting to see what God will do in this new location. We got to know some of the locals who are very friendly and eager so see something done in the area. Pray for the believers as they reach out and for future teams as they come alongside to help.