On my last day at Target I wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciated them and the time I had there. So, I left 120 cookies in the breakroom with a note, “Thanks for a sweet winter!” The maintenance man told me, “I’ve worked here for a long time and no one has ever done anything like that.” Other people were surprised as well. I praise God that he was able to use me to share the sweetness of Jesus with my coworkers.
While I was in Canada I became friends with another student who went through similar family experiences growing up. I had some really deep conversations with him and gave him some books that had ministered to me. He moved to Florida about a year and a half ago, so I came to Equip a bit early to reconnect. Besides sharing an awesome day of Sabbath rest, cooking and checking out the Wycliffe Discovery Center, we also had the chance to have some deep conversation. He shared how he realizes that God used our friendship in Canada to help prepare him for the great spiritual growth and healing he just went through in Florida. Today he works for the same ministry that helped him grow. Not only has our friendship deepened, but I was also encouraged to hear how the Lord has used our friendship to draw us both closer to Him.
I thank all of you for your partnership, especially recently in my Wycliffe ministry. Your prayer and finances have enabled me to do so much since I first started, and even before that. I continue to marvel at what God does in and through all of us.
Equip has now begun and I am meeting Wycliffe members old and new from all over the country. Please pray that I would be able to listen well and know how to best encourage my fellow classmates as we all prepare for a season of partnership development, leading to a life of service overseas. Many of my classmates are new to this process. I pray that my testimonies of mutual partnership with all of you will be an encouragement to them, even as I continue to learn myself.
How have you been encouraged by partnership in the Gospel, either with me or someone else? Please comment below!
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT
God bless you,