Wednesday night I shared at Fellowship Baptist Church, one of the churches that supports our ministry. I was there to share what has been happening in Latin America over the last five years, and I was surprised to see how much what was happening in the church had to do with what I was going to share.

Last week, someone had stolen the guitars the church uses for worship (“>read the newspaper article). Wednesday, the service was started with the song, “Count Your Blessings.”

I’ve known the music director pretty much my whole life, and he started sharing how God had blessed them in the middle of the crisis. He had seen many good things happen as a result of having the guitars stolen, and it was obvious that he was excited about what God was doing.

Part of my talk has to do with the struggles that we go through as we follow God, and how the struggles are nothing in comparison to the glory that awaits us (Romans 8:18).

I also talk about how what God is doing in our lives and churches should be known among our neighbors. I’m excited about the story and what is happening at Fellowship, and I’m glad to have them as our partners in ministry.