SURPRISED BY EAGER HEARTS
There are times when we wonder what will be the fruit of our labors. As training take place, something is happening in places and with people we did not expect. One of the tests we have put to our work for persons who go through God’s Plan for His Disciples training, and God’s Plan for His Church, is whether God has created in them a hunger for His Word more than money or anything else. If money is their motive, they will look to us for more of the same. If God’s Word is what they want, they will ask for more training to understand it better without money as part of it.
Last Fall, we did an introduction in a church in Yangon, Myanmar. Just a week ago, they started the Burmese GPHD study in the evening. Tim spoke in this church the last time he was in Yangon. This is a note and picture a young lady sent via messenger, “Pastor, today we started an adult Bible Study and around 30 people showed up. Praise the Lord!” They have requested more books.
This is happening in the USA as well. One church in North Carolina requested 40 GPHD books for a study they started Sunday evening. After their first meeting, others wanted to join the study and they requested 20 more books. If this is any indication of what God is doing, it is wonderful to see Him work.
Paul felt the same way about the Corinthian believers. Though he addressed some very difficult issues, he said, “You show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (2 Corinthians 3:3). I trust you and your church are developing this same hunger.
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