Over the weeks and months of praying through these Prayer Updates, one can see clear examples of sacrifice. What our brother and sisters in Africa go through to minister – the dangers, threats, sicknesses, hardships, limited resources and humanly impossible goals – would put most of us Westerners under. Yet they minister in faithfulness and joy. I regularly marvel at what they do and how the Lord uses them.
Then there are others in different parts of the world who face physical limitations yet continue ministry anyway. We pray for their recovery and while waiting, they continue and God continues to use them. I am astounded at the grace the Lord gives them.
Perhaps to put it in other words, these men and women are my heroes. They do what I could not do. They live in ways I could not. They see the work of the Lord in amazing ways. They overcome barriers I could not imagine. They have open doors of ministry that are astounding.