Am I Willing To Go the Extra Mile?

Ama Dablam Mountain

When your mission field is Nepal, ministering to the lost usually includes a lot of high-altitude trekking.

Simon, a TWR-Nepal ministry leader, relates an experience that brought him and a few team members to an interior hilly area to conduct a listeners’ meeting:

We departed from our homes around six in the morning, each of us carrying our personal belongings. The trail was so rough. … [I]t was so steep and narrow, and as the scorching sun came out, we began to struggle with thirst. We did not encounter any villages until we were seven hours into the journey.

Thankfully, a villager was willing to share some of his precious water with us — water he had drawn from a well, two hours walk from his home.

Ten hours after we started, we arrived at our destination. We met our host, who had helped us set up this meeting, and gratefully accepted his provision of water and bananas. Exhausted, we slept soundly on straw mats that had been prepared for us.

The next morning, we had our meeting for people who wanted to find out more about the gospel. We learned that some of the participants had walked for seven hours just to attend the session. By 11 a.m., there were 170 people who had gathered to find out more about Jesus.

The people here may have been poor and uneducated farmers, but I saw how hungry they were for the truth. Tears rolled down many faces as they listened to the message of salvation and grace. …

Am I willing to go the extra mile?

Source: TWR-Asia “Faith that Speaks”

Photo Credit: Brad Mering

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