Today was a very big day. We had coffee at 6am (we always do…Mike brought along Starbucks and his French press!), breakfast at 7AM, went to our training conference at 8 and were there until 2PM (Mike and I taught on the Holy Spirit today). We were at the hotel for two hours and then each went to separate churches for the evening. I spoke on some fresh insights into the Prodigal son…especially looking at the older brother. People were very grateful. I just returned from that…it is 9PM. We do the same schedule all day tomorrow. I’ll be tired by Sunday.
I spent time with a pastor tonight (I was at his church) who was adopted by the BGC years ago — they sent him to a theological school up here. He has been an evangelist for 11 years until very recently. He has baptized 10,750 new believers and started 42 churches! And then he wanted me to preach in his church… Very humbling.
I’m reminded of the sovereignty of God while on this trip. In the most remote locations, with the most primitive of settings, God is working in mighty ways to bring so many into the family of God. We can naturally think that wherever we are is the center of the world, in a way. This is simply not true. God is doing such incredible things in so many places all at the same time…even here in Arunuchal Pradesh!
It humbles me to think that God notices me, cares for me, and uses me.