I recently met Bob Goff, and have been encouraged by his book Love Does. The first line of chapter 9 continues to resonate with me, “I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.”
When I was offered this job five years ago, I didn’t think I could do it. My resume ranged from Window Washer to Worship Pastor but nothing close to international Executive Director. In the midst of my uncertainty, God have me a verse that led me to say yes and guided that first year: “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Our small staff chose to trust God instead of our own fears. We moved in power and authority and confidence to grow and serve more people and children in Asia. We tried to show love and compassion not only to those being served but to each other, to our international partners and our supporters. And we increased our self control and administration and accountability as an organization. Now, five years later, we are healthier than we ever have been before and are serving twice as many pastors, children and families in India and Nepal!
This would not be possible without you. Your love, compassion, prayers and financial investment have had a ripple effect and God is blessing this work. Thank you for your partnership to start churches, educate children and empower families through small business loans. You are making the impossible become possible.
May we cast aside fear and doubt to instead embrace and display God’s power, love and self control to serve others.