My church’s Conference on Mission is this week and this year’s focus is on Prayer. Last night we had a special service that included missions reports, special prayer time, and a Power Point slideshow with pictures and descriptions of how God answered prayer this past year in the lives and ministries of our missionaries.
It was a special thing to see the pictures and read the short descriptions of how God has been working. It was a unique blessing to actually see the spiritual fruit that was growing around the world. One series of pictures showed a small church in France having a baptismal service in a river in the country side. I noticed the group of fifty or so were sitting in lawn chairs. No pretentions, just a community. I was struck by the young age of several of those who were baptised and how the descriptions of them explained how they were the up-and-coming leaders of the church.
Amazing. Humbling. Admirable.