What a privilege it is to know we are part of the stories of people such as Sailik, Amolika, Rajarshi and Sushil. Their lives have been changed by the love of Christ. But this didn’t happen on its own. It happened because God raised up men and women to share His love, and they lived with a commitment to that purpose.
I heard of a boy named Shankar who was born in a leprosy colony to parents stricken with leprosy. In order to save him from contracting the disease, a national worker offered to raise him in a home he had built for the children of people with leprosy. There, Shankar received a good education and, with it, a chance to make a better life for himself.
Along the way, Shankar gave his life to the Lord and felt God wanted him to go into full-time ministry. Just before Shankar graduated from Bible college, the brother serving in the leprosy colony told him he was free to go to a new place and start a new work. Shankar replied that he would work among his own people, the leprosy patients, and tell them what the Lord had done for him and how He could help them. Today, Shankar has laid down everything he has gained, and his chance for a better life, to live and work in the colony.
He remembered his purpose.
We too must keep our purpose in mind—at all times. Let us not forget why we are here. God is looking for people with a commitment that will bring true hope to our generation.
Thank you for being one of these people! I’m grateful for your commitment to pray and give, as you are able, to equip brothers and sisters on the mission field, like Pastor Shantiv, Vanita and Pastor Kanish. God is using you to bring lasting hope to people who had never heard of Him before. May He give you the grace to continue running the race for Him.