“I can’t see myself doing anything else.” These words still ring as true to me today as they did when I said them over 2 years ago. Usually, I write to you about how God has changed someone’s life, but I have experienced so much here in South Africa, that my life has been changed as well! The fact of the matter is, when I first arrived here in Cape Town, I had no idea what God was going to do in my life personally. All I knew was that I had finally made it and that it was time to go to work. As I began to introduce people to Christ and see people wanting to know God, I didn’t realize that being in ministry here has changed my life too! Many factors are involved, some are good and others seemed to be bad but turned out to be good in the end.
“I’ve read more books and studied the Word more intensely than I ever have in my life!” The biblical foundation that I have now is much greater than it was a year ago, and its all because of the constant pressure from God Himself on me to grow and be spiritually mature in order to minister effectively. I praise God that He has molded, shaped, and even challenged me through the many conversations I’ve had with students; from atheists to Muslims, and everything in between, and also gave me a greater heart for the lost.
“I’ve learned a whole new kind of patience since being here.” It’s really hard waiting on God to move when you are trying to go 100 mph. That’s exactly how it felt when I would have to wait for a month or 2 before I would get in contact with a student for the second or third time. However, in many cases, when I finally met with the student, something amazing had happened in their life, or God would allow me to minister to them in a way that changed their entire frame of thinking. God has shown me that patience is a big part of my life when it comes to my spiritual growth. As I said before, my life has been greatly impacted by serving in ministry overseas and my desire is to continue doing so by joining staff once I return home.
Now, we have one goal left and that is to GO HARD and FINISH STRONG. My time is drawing to a close here, so my desire is to put all I have into this final coming month to inspire and encourage these students not to waste their lives and to start a movement of evangelism and discipleship on their campus. Remember, you are doing it with me through your partnership and I appreciate your hard work very much.