Right before our conference ended last Sept. 2016, I asked the brothers assembled together to look around the new building we were sitting in. Not only was it shielding us from the sun, wind and rain, but it also provided a place to meet and build each other up in the Faith as we prepared ourselves to go back to the desert to minister.
I asked which part was most important? The nails, the wood or the tin?
Obviously, we know if you took away any one of these items the building would not exist. You would have piles of nails, wood and tin.
Those of you who so generously gave of your personal resources to purchase the items are needed as much as the builders, but not more.
Those who built the structure were needed as much as those who now sit in it preparing for ministry, but not more.
Those dear bothers who are pouring their lives into the Samburu in the desert are critical to this mission, but not more than any other part.
Though I think this quote of Covey makes a good point; in this case, another name for the spirit of synergy might be the Holy Spirit who is able to work through those who humble themselves and mutually understand and respect the different callings and roles we play individually to accomplish His plans and purposes together.
Salute to the dear brothers who struggle day in and day out in very harsh conditions, drought, famine, witch doctors and tribal elders set in their ways. You are hero's to me!
Salute to you who steward well that which God has blessed you with in resource. You who work so hard and listen to your Father, stewarding His resource well. You to are heroes to me!
Working together we see the body of Christ in action, bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth in spiritual and tangible ways.
This is a post of thanksgiving and appreciation for all of you that are working so diligently, with respect and understanding for each other!
And together we say,
Lord, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
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John L Kellogg