Lessons of God’s Faithfulness from Our Founder | gatewaycwm

Lessons of God’s Faithfulness from Our Founder

Prayers for camppus ministry leaders

“Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it, and they shall become your legacy.
    Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.” -The Passion Translation   

I went to a small church-based seminary and was required to complete a short-term mission trip to fulfill my graduation requirements.  One of my mentors had a mission agency teaching and ministering in China, India, and Nepal so I chose to go with him.   

Fear rose up in me as I prepared to go.  It was an overwhelming fear of failure and rejection. I needed to raise $1500 USD and I had to ask people to donate.  I had never done that before. All the people I knew didn’t have a lot of money.

I went to my mission advisor with my concerns.  My mission advisor was wise and experienced.  He confronted me with some questions.  “Ken,” he said, “Do you know for a fact that the Lord has called you to do this trip?”

 “Yes,” I replied.  “I know without a doubt that he has called me to do this, but I have no idea about how to raise the funds.”

If you can’t trust God for $1500 to carry out something he has confirmed you to do, how can you trust Him for your salvation?”  he asked.

That question was like a harpoon that went right through my fear and pride and into my heart.  As scary as it seemed, I knew I had to follow God and just do what I knew to do and trust him to do what seemed impossible.

God is ever faithful and the full amount I needed was raised. 

Now I had to step into the mission trip.