When I was on the field, there was a man in my local church who, as a teenager, was very athletic and hoped to become a professional athlete. When he was 18 or 20, he fell from a trampoline and became paralyzed. Continue reading
By a Worker in Asia
“Come away with me. It’s not too late. I have a plan for you. It’s gonna be wild. It’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be full of Me.”
These words, by the band “Jesus Culture,” sum up our time here since we’ve returned to Asia. We have seen God do some amazing things, both in our lives, and in the lives of the people around us. We’ve seen healings. We’ve seen more people open to talking about God. We’ve sensed an excitement and joy among our friends that we’ve never experienced before.
So often we expect things to be how they’ve always been. We expect that God will work as He has before, that He will talk to us as He has before. But, since we’ve been back, we are learning to expect the unexpected. We are learning, in our hearts and not just our heads, that this God of the universe is so much bigger than we could ever imagine. As the song says, “It’s gonna be wild, it’s gonna be great, it’s gonna be full of Me!”
From a worker in East Asia
“Now doc, don’t be afraid to tell me if I’m gonna die soon,” my 76-year-old patient with severe heart failure was telling me last week as we talked in his home in a nearby village. Three months earlier he was in the hospital. Now, because of the unusually cold winter weather, he was hesitant to come to the clinic and I’d been seeing him at home every few weeks since to adjust his medicines. Continue reading