The One Thing

The One Thing

In 1971, I was invited to spend one month in Singapore at a new institute that had been started by John Haggai. It was still in the formative stages then—a place where Asian church leaders would be trained and challenged to share the Good News of Christ. Haggai was...

Trusting God Like Little Children

Trusting God Like Little Children

When I was around 19 years old, I was in Bihar, India, along with my mission team. It was summertime, and there were several hundred of us young people gathered together. George Verwer shared with us from Hebrews 4:1-2: “Therefore, since a promise remains of entering...

A Journey of Brokenness

A Journey of Brokenness

When I first started serving the Lord with the mission movement I was part of in India, I was so young and naïve. By my age and experience, I wasn’t even qualified for the team, and it was only because they needed one more person at the last minute that I was even...

Learning to Follow Christ

Learning to Follow Christ

During my seven years as a young person serving in India with a missions movement, I lived and worked with people from around the world. I learned to follow Jesus by first following others who were already following Him. I learned what it meant to walk with God and...

What Is in Your Hand?

What Is in Your Hand?

During my early days of serving God, I remember being asked to share my testimony for the first time. This was one of the very first ministry assignments I ever had. I was hardly 17 years old. I walked up to the podium and just stood there. I don’t know what exactly I...

Too Young to Be Useful

Too Young to Be Useful

I got my first rebuff when I applied to serve with a missions movement just after I finished my schooling. They first refused to let me join the teams going north because I was underage. However, I was permitted to attend the annual training conference to be held in...

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