#ThePresidentsDesk #GoGrowChange #Dirt
On page 80 of Miracle at Tenwek by Gregg Lewis, WGM missionary Dr. Ernie Steury shared: “This past year 55 people found the Lord at the hospital, and so far in 1965 we have seen a wonderful response. This morning after church a former patient we operated on for a bowel obstruction last year came up to speak to me. He found the Lord while in the hospital and he wanted me to know he was still living a Christian life. This morning he was especially happy because his two young sons have also become believers now. He really is such an enthusiastic Christian; it’s thrilling for us to see former patients like this.”
In response to this excerpt, Dr. Dan Schafer, president of WGM, stated: “More than 50 years later, God continues to work through this special place called Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. If Dr. Steury were writing about the events of today, they would sound nearly the same as they did back then. The miracle of Tenwek continues.”
World Gospel Mission needs harvest workers to help take the fertile dirt of the field, plant new ministry seeds, and tend to the mission fields already established. Please pray that the Lord will use short-term missions experiences to draw more workers into full-time ministry. (If you or someone you know is interested in serving, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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Like the green things God made during creation, WGM is constantly working to grow and change to reach the world around us. We have chosen this idea of growth and change as our theme for 2017. Over the course of the next year (month by month), we will be exploring the theme #GoGrowChange with you. Together, we will dive into what God is doing and discover how the different stages of growth relate to the amazing gardening God is doing through WGM.
This month, we are focusing on #Dirt—the hard stuff, the basis and foundation for real change, milestones or setbacks where God makes His presence known. Thank you for joining us on our journey as we explore God’s labor of love to turn us into a sturdy tree in a world in need of shade.
“The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12 NIV)