The candidates [potential MAF missionaries] arrived today, wide-eyed and willing to believe anything we tell them. But we know that after a few months struggling with bad weather, civil disturbances, poor communications, cross-cultural frustration, lost mail, and a leaky cylinder, their sharp belief will take on a fuzzy edge. Embarrassing feelings will pop up from beneath the swamp of weariness and frustration as they struggle to keep the faith.
A desperate father once cried out to Jesus, “… if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
Jesus replied, “`If you can?’ Everything is possible for him who believes.”
The honest father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” When we confess the truth, the Lord carries us, while, at the same time, demanding deeper faith.
While He’s holding your program together, what gauntlet of impossible belief has He thrown down before you?
Jeremiah 33:3 1 John 1:9 Mark 9:14-29 Ephesians 3:20-21
Excerpt from Call For News-Reflections of a Missionary Pilot
4 thoughts on “1. If You Can?”
As a missionary who’s ministry depended in part on a missionary pilot and plane to be accomplished. I give my sincere thanks and appreciation. Thank you for being willing to pay the price, endure the frustrations and continue to believe so that people hear the message of Jesus!
Thank you, Paul, for making those flights worth doing.
It will be an adventure to learn from your experiences. and it will be a great guide for the missionary pilot aspirants. God bless you.
Thank you, Yesudass. You are most kind.