It seems sometimes as if the days fly bye in an instant. In the monotony of the mundane days blend into each other seemingly becoming an endless string of routine. These are the hardest times. No highlights or lows, just the daily work of getting done what needs to be done. The everyday push towards what will bring us to the moment we have been working towards for years – finally bringing the gospel the lost on Agutaya.
The life of a missionary often gets thought of as exciting, full of adventure and change (and bugs! Dont forget the bugs). Although this is a part of most missionaries lives, the truth is that much of our time is spend behind a desk studying complicated sentence structures or puzzling our way through the cultural norms that are part of life here. Many a day seems to just dissappear in the myriad of other days that look the same. Sometimes for me the desire to reach the lost is overwhelmed by the temporary desire to just chat with a friend, to have something exciting happen, to see fruit for your labour! In the mundane I find myself struggling with how “normal” my life is.
These are the times you don’t fill your facebook updates with, the times that garner no applause. No one ever receives applause for the training they put in for the race, and rightfully so. And yet these are the times that count so much towards the goal of reaching the lost. As we run this race the road seems long and the uphills many, and as of yet we cannot see the finish line. This stretch of road seems quiet and lonely and the race seems longer than I ever imagined. But we know great things lie ahead! So we push forward knowing that nothing matters more. This is God’s heartbeat! He died so the lost could live. May we live in the light of that, every step of the way.
Will you pray with us? Pray that God will use this time in our lives and the Agutaynens lives to bring Him Glory. Pray that much will be learned over this time that God will use later in drawing others close to Him. Pray that many will come to know the joy of His truth.