Normal people like you—mechanics, pastors, bankers, homemakers, carpenters—leave the comforts of home to go where the gospel has not been taken before. Compelled by the sacrifice of Christ, you are called to share the love of God and His message of salvation with those who worship stone, metal, and demons.
Your tongue tries to form sounds you have never heard before so you can communicate deep things in simple language. You clean and bandage pestilent sores that need healing even as do the hearts of everyone you meet. Sweat drips off you into the keyboard of your laptop as the mercury goes above the last line in the thermometer. You drop to your knees, imploring God to give you the wisdom and grace to share the story of love and mercy with those who know only fear and punishment.
You labor with people to help them see that the Man who was crucified on Calvary died for them, and still it seems too hard for them to believe. You show them love incarnate until they can say they trust in Jesus because they have learned to trust through you.
Your children in faith grow and stumble along the way, and you help them back to their feet, back on the way, back to the Savior. They grow and mature in faith, and you rejoice as a few of them are called into positions of leadership. You develop materials to spiritually feed them—Bible studies, Spirit of Prophecy books, tracts—so that they might grow on their own. And then comes the hardest part of being a frontier missionary . . .
They cry; you cry. You hug each other as you recount battles fought and victories won through the blood of the One who gives life. Christ has conquered hearts anew—your heart, their heart—and His kingdom advances into new territory because you were willing to give your life. You move on to fight new battles in new territories. Your spiritual children continue to move the kingdom forward among their people, ever grateful for the gift that you came and shared with them—eternal life through Jesus Christ.
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