Tandi Outreach Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Striving to serve God’s will is never easy or pretty, at least not for me.  But where the heavenly ladder touches the mundaneness of this world, I begin to see truths I couldn’t see before.  I feel truly blessed because deep in my heart I know that what I need for life & holiness I already have.

You who know me know that I can be quite awkward, sometimes saying the wrong thing or lack common sense to know what’s going on.  As far as I can remember that’s the way I’ve been.  So what does God do?  He gives me a wife who is SO normal, relational & wise to help me in life & ministry.

Deep inside I’ve known this.  But I have to confess that in the past, there were many occasions when I thought I was the important one because I was the one who was preaching & teaching & attending all the so called “important” meetings.  We men can be quite delusional sometimes.  This I know.  My wife can go on & live without me.  But I don’t think I can say the same for me.  I’m sure many men out there will agree with me that our wives make us look better than we actually are.

One of the joys of being on the mission field through OMF International has been that my wife is no longer just a pastor’s wife, but a co-worker, a fellow missionary.  It is a title well-deserved, and it more accurately describes our partnership for the gospel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s done it before but I wasn’t there to see/hear it.  I never heard her teach from the Bible in Mandarin.  Last Saturday, I was able to see my wife share a Bible story & leading a group of teens in discussion.  I am so grateful to the Lord that we are running this race together.

Charm is deceptive,

And beauty is fleeting;

But a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30).

Prayer Request for this week

This week we will be serving at two winter camps at a local elementary and middle school.  Our part will be to teach English to students.  Please pray for effectiveness in teaching & establishing good relationships with the students and the team serving at the camps.