Dear Saints of the Church:
As I sit at my computer, I look out from Eichenauer Hall on the Campus of Westminster College as I participate in the 114th New Wilmington Mission Conference. It has been a wonderful week listening to speakers from around the globe and from some of the mission agencies that are a part of our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
What I want to do is to share some quotes I have picked up along the way and let them speak to you, minister to you, and, challenge you:
“Words without deeds are not believable. Deeds without words are incomprehensible. Dr. Samuel Moffitt, missionary, seminary professor.
Regarding contemporary Christian music: “You’re more worried about the music than you are your grandchild going to hell.” Rev. Harrold Kurtz, pastor, missionary to Ethiopia.
“If you are not a missionary you are a mission field.”
“In recent years, more Muslims have come to Christ than in the last 14 centuries combined. There are between 500,000- 3 million people with a Muslim background who are worshiping Christ in Iran.”
The only people who see the whole picture are those who step outside the frame.” Sir Salaman Rushdie, British/Indian novelist/ essayist
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, missionary to Ecuador
“In the next 15 years there will be more Christians in China than any other country.” “In China there are 1,000 believers for every pastor.” Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner, Outreach Foundation
“Every month 255 Christians are killed; 104 abducted; 180 raped; 66 churches attacked; 166 detained/imprisoned.” Dr. Florence Muindi, Medical Doctor, missionary (native of Kenya)
I pray you can enjoy the dog days of August and that you can enjoy the remainder of the summer before the weather begins to change.
Yours in Christ and on the Journey together,