This is a passage that is of great encouragement to me. No matter where we are in life, no matter what life holds for us we must remain in a spirit of servanthood, humility, and love, because we know there will be fruit of our labor, whether we see it ourselves or not.
I can’t believe it, but a month has already gone by. I’ve been exhausted, and had to learn a lot about teaching and ministry, but I can say with confidence it’s been a great joy. I can’t express what a blessing it has been seeing these folks, and how they live out lives of Christian service, with a passion and reverence for God that is rarely seen.
Classes are going very well, and I’m getting to know the kids. It’s always amazing to see the love they have for each person and their willingness to learn. It’s definitely been work but it has been more fulfilling than words can express. Every day that I can wake up and walk into the classrooms to hear, “GOOD MORNING MR. MATTHEW! HOW ARE YOU?” It makes it all worth while.
This week Timothy Prewitt from World Reach came to La Roca to bring some books for the classes and has stayed throughout the weekend which has been a great blessing for us to have him here.
Spiritually, God is maturing me in many ways here, most of all in the fact that we are representations of Christ in this world, and that is a monumental responsibility and privilege! It’s a fact that pushes us to be found faithful and obedient to the Lord, and to be kind and loving to all His creation. I know there’s a lot ahead for me to learn here, but I can say confidently that to be in this place, at this time in my life is a blessing that words can’t express, and I pray to share this same heart of service that these people live out each and every day with the world around me.
‘Your labor in the Lord is not in vain…’