“We have no time to lose. The end is near. The passage from place to place to spread the truth will soon be hedged with dangers on the right hand and on the left. Everything will be placed to obstruct the way of the Lord’s messengers, so that they will not be able to do that which it is possible for them to do now. We must look our work fairly in the face and advance as fast as possible in aggressive warfare. From the light given me of God I know that the powers of darkness are working with intense energy from beneath, and with stealthy tread Satan is advancing to take those who are now asleep, as a wolf taking his prey. We have warnings now which we may give, a work now which we may do; but soon it will be more difficult than we can imagine. God help us to keep in the channel of light, to work with our eyes fastened on Jesus our Leader, and patiently, perseveringly press on to gain the victory.” — Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 6, p. 22.23.
From most Kenyan news; the health and medical platform does focus on pertinent health issues; but still lacks majority of the good happening through selfless medical and christian outreaches that serve the unreached, uninsured and unable Kenyans.
As health scandals arise in our day to day; we hope that the small and big acts of kindness in bridging the gap in our health system can be magnified, thus push more people and organizations to support such agenda.
Most of us have never experienced life as a missionary. Some of us romanticize missionary work as a glamorous adventure. Others view it as a daunting and overwhelming task we could never accomplish. No matter your idea of missions, JIM ELIOT said:
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Jim Eliot is well known for dying for the gospel. He and his four co-workers attempted to build a friendship with the Auca Indians in Ecuador. However, the distrustful Aucas murdered the men before they could establish a relationship with them. Their dream to evangelize this people group was later realized when Jim’s wife and daughter, along with a sister of one of his co-workers, came back to share the gospel with the Aucas. In giving his life for the good news of Jesus Christ, Jim Eliot lived out the truth of his words. He gave his life and gained the honor of sacrificing all for His Lord. He also brought about access to the Auca Indians, who desperately needed and later gladly received the gospel.
An exploit is: ”A heroic deed of achievement”; a great and daring feat. The Bible is full of illustrations of men and women who did exploits for God. Think of Gideon and his 300 (Judges 7:19-23); Samson (Judges 14:5-6); Elijah on Carmel (1 Kings 18:36-39); and see God’s picture gallery of the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11. Think also of the apostles and the early Christians who hazarded their lives for the name of the Lord (Acts 15:26), and turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6)! If we really know God and are thereby made strong in Him, we also shall do exploits, and we shall do them in two ways:
- By prayer. We shall find ourselves walking in the footsteps of men like George Muller and Hudson Taylor, who by prayer alone ”moved the arm that rules the world”.
- By Witnessing. We shall find ourselves walking in the footsteps of the early Christians, whose hearts were so full of the love of Christ that their lips were constantly filled with the message of the gospel as they went from place to place witnessing to the power and grace of God.