Cutting the yard “Jungle” primitive style.
It’s has been over 2 months in Thailand. Much work has been accomplished but results are not immediate. This has been something Tiff and I have been facing a lot recently and it has changed the way we see ministry. It’s so easy to want to see the immediate outcome of your work or the fruit of what you sow. Unfortunately it doesn’t always turn out that way. Some of us may never see the results of the seeds that have been planted. But God has shown me to not get discouraged because in ministry it’s not always about what your immediately doing rather than what your setting up for God to work through.
We have built many good relationships with the Thai people and have had some great experiences so far. But in long term missions so much is required to keep a ministry going. For instance, I spend hours and hours everyday working to maintain the property of SHE ministry. At first I thought to myself “whom am I affecting when I spend little to no time interacting with people.” In 2 Timothy chapter 2 the bible talks about serving faithfully despite hardship. I found a lot of strength when reading this and realized that the work that is done here is long term. By helping SHE grow we are establishing a future for this organization so that other missionaries and teams will be able to come in here and pour into the community.
We as Christians need to stay faithful and serve even during hard times. Even if we feel are efforts are not being shown because its not about us, it’s about them. Opening doors to share grace and God’s love.
2 Timothy 2:10
So I endure all things for the sake of those chosen by God, that they too may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus and its eternal glory.