An Answered Prayer

January 20, 2020

Dear friends of WTWH,
I am so grateful for your prayers regarding my mission to Nepal, and happy to report that the mission in back on the calendar. This is absolutely an answer to our supplications, ala Colossians 4:2-3:

Colossians 4:2-3  
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

I am usually RELIEVED when a mission door closes on me. I count on God to CLOSE doors that I am too dull-minded or stubborn to turn away from myself. I want to be led by the Holy Spirit and not by my religious zeal, and I certainly don’t have time or resources to waste. But when the door to Nepal closed, I had no sense that I should be happy or relieved. This was NOT the hand of God. Something was being stolen from me.
I believe that it is he who ANSWERS prayers that deserves the praise, not we who simply ask, and so I praise God for answering this prayer. But I am very, very thankful for all of you who talked to the Lord on behalf of this mission, and ask you to remember me as I continue to prepare for my classes that are scheduled to begin March 16.

This was not a decision based on emotion or reason, but there is a “rational” nevertheless. The Nepalese government is heavily promoting tourism in an effort they call “Nepal 2020.” Seeing that we know that the love of money (and not religion) is the root of all evil, it would be against the government’s own interest to make foreigners feel unwelcome. But let me stress that although this reasoning is somewhat assuring, it was not the basis of my decision to go ahead with the mission. I am confident that my friends in Nepal are, if anything, overprotective of me.

Thank you again. And again!

In the service of His Majesty, the King of kings,



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