What will you do with a Vision?
My bi-Weekly Update
I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter. - William Carey
In the last newsletter, I focused on something which happened in Cameroon. There are many more things to share, which I plan to do in future editions. This week I want to focus on a few things from Uganda. We were not planning to go there, but it came up late, so we could only spend two days there. In two days, we had Pastor’s meeting and a youth meeting and visited a few schools. In these schools, we not only preached but also gave altar calls. We saw children coming forward and committing their lives.
We met many new people and became friends with many kingdom-minded people. One of the schools we visited was Miracle Destiny High School. We were received by a person whom I thought was a staff there. He was simple and humble. Later I realized he was a Pastor and the founder of the institution. We had a meeting with the children and the pastor wanted us to lay hands on all students and pray for them. It was a special experience as hundreds of students formed lines and came one by one to be prayed.
Later the pastor was kind enough to provide us with lunch at the staff quarters. As we were having lunch, he shared his testimony. He got saved while in university. Later he went into ministry but had a vision to do something in Christian education. He needed to learn how to start and sustain it. He started meeting people who work in the field of Christian education. He visited London just to meet people and learn from them. He spent time learning.
Then he purchased the land, which was full of bushes. Whenever someone came, he will take them there to pray without thinking that it is full of bushes and there could be insects. Now after many years, there are beautiful buildings, labs, and dorms. It is a residential school where students are provided with a good education.
There are many more things to be written about this man of God. Let me share a few things which I learned from him.
If you have a vision, you have to prepare for it. Sometimes you will have to make an effort to learn and study about it. Preparation is important.
You need to take steps of faith. Purchase what you can. You have to take the initiative.
You need to depend heavily on God through prayer. Get all the prayer support you can.
When you do something for God, give your best and aim to make the best. Whatever we do should be good and not of low quality.
Remain humble and simple as your vision comes to pass. There are many things still left and only by not getting sidetracked, you can fulfill them.
….Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late. (Hab. 2:2-3)
Let us not get discouraged but move forward.
Thank you for your continued prayers for my complete recovery. I went for my checkup last week and many tests were done. Things are going in the right direction and there has been some reduction in medication.
Once again, I want to thank everyone who has not given up but continues to pray for me.
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