Update #7: The Harvest and The Workers

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I apologize for a delayed update as our connection signal has been very weak.

I’m learning that God is capable of doing more than we can ever ask or imagine. I get it intellectually, but this week we have been able to see this truth unfold right in front of our eyes.

Yesterday our team had the privilege of sharing the good news on multiple occasions. Including in the local high school. It is clear that Father is working in the hearts of these people. Over and over we heard the same phrase, “We want to follow Jesus, but it will cost us everything!” Please pray for our new friends as they count the cost.

We also had the privilege of joining a local house church for the evening. The best way I can describe the experience is to say that nothing can stop the spread of the gospel. I just remember the strange feeling of meeting in an upper room behind a locked door. It’s almost intimidating until the body begins to worship together. These people have counted the cost and clearly understand the possible outcome of following the way. And yet, they worship with power and fervency. They are clearly willing to give all for the cause. I can’t tell you how humbling it is to consider this in comparison to the comforts of home.

Today we traveled back to G-city. Taking in the beauty of God’s creativity has been amazing! We also had dinner with some friends here in the city. They seem to be doing well but asked for the same thing we’ve heard again and again… More workers!

I have found myself struggling deeply with a request like that this week. Churches back home could constitute as a small village here. However, the workers are still few. How can this be?

Please pray for more workers!

Now on the the next city!

-JS


Please pray:

-For more workers to be called into the field and for their obedience to follow!

-For the team as they debrief the trip and pray over all that God has done.

-For travel mercies as they travel in the morning to their debrief city.

-For fellowship, fun, and relaxation for the next day as they wind down.

“Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:25-27

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;  therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest tosend out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38

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