We (Philip and Vina) were part of this world, did the things of this world and chased the riches of this world. Eph 2:2 “wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience;” We lived for ourselves and even though we thought we were Christians, if asked where we will spend eternity both our answers would have been – not sure as we don’t know if we did enough to get to heaven. Only when Philip was 30 years old and Vina 28, did they realize it is not about what we can do to ever be savedRom.3:10 “…as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;”. Rom.3:23 “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” it was when we realized that we were sinners and needed help that we understood the work of Christ. Rom 6:6 “knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin;”. God in all His righteousness placed us in Him that day and we became heirs of Him the day we got saved.
We live each and every day growing in our faith as we are new creatures in Him as He changed us completely. 2Co 5:17 “Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.” We believe in the literal translation of the Bible. Since the day we got saved we are so grateful now to have a personal relationship with Him as this is what He desires throughout Scripture. We are so grateful what He has done for all of us that we want the world to know so they can also become heirs of Him. We, like Him, want everyone to receive this FREE gift of salvation but it is up to each individual to except it or refuse it. I once heard someone said that you need to know you are drowning before you can get saved.
We decided, not out of guilt, but driven by the Holy Spirit and the love for Christ to spend the rest of our life’s telling people about this free gift of salvation. Eph 2:8 “for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;”. We joined NTM to go out to unreached tribal groups to live among them, learn their culture and language and then teach them as per Matt.28 everything we were taught and to make disciples as we believe this commission was given to all disciples and seeing that we are disciples we will follow that command. We should all be involved in this great commission in one way or another.
We are looking forward in sharing this great privelaged work with you and look forward to see the lost gets reached and all can hear the true gospel in their own language. Rom 10:14 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”