In the Bible there’s a story that goes like this:*
The first Israelite king, Saul, had gone up against one of the nation’s main enemies, the Philistines. They won a battle, but the Philistines mustered up a huge army to fight the Israelites. Upon seeing their bleak circumstances, the Israelites went into hiding. One day, King Saul’s son, Jonathan broke away from the rest of the crowd, taking his armor bearer along with him, to a place where the enemy’s encampment could be seen.
Jonathan tells his armor bearer of his plan, to show himself to the Philistine army, and says that if God is going to save the Israelites, nothing will hinder Him from doing so whether they by a few or many. So Jonathan went to the front lines. But he didn’t go alone.
His armor bearer went with him.
“Logically.” You may think. “Of course the king’s son’s armor bearer would go with him. That is to be expected.” But the author of 1 Samuel wrote down the armor bearer’s response to Jonathan, one that seemed to just leap out of the pages at me.
After hearing Jonathan’s plan, his armor bearer said, “Do all that is in your heart. Do as you wish. Behold, I am with you heart and soul.”
As a missionary I can’t do this alone.
I need a team of people who, very much like Jonathan’s armor bearer said,
“I am with you heart and soul.”
What does this look like?
It looks like a team, a community of people, of individuals who love Jesus and who believe in me, the work that I am doing, the vision God has given me and who desire to make God’s name known in a part of the world they may never set foot in.
It takes on a variety of forms:
· Financial Support
As a missionary, I am not paid in the traditional sense but am supported by friends, family, churches and even random people whom God has asked and challenged to donate. Whether it be a little or a lot, I am quite serious when I say that every bit helps. What I really need are people who will support me monthly.
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· Spiritual/Prayer Support
I need your prayers!
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Who doesn’t need an encouraging word every now and then?
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