Thursday, March 20, 2008

A missionary is like a deep sea diver

A missionary is like a deep sea diver. He dives down deep into the ocean to find the treasure, but without his oxygen tank he will die. Without someone watching from above for signs of danger, he will be injured. He can collect artifacts on his dive, but who can he pass them to? Who does he hand his treasure to if there is no one in the boat?
Some of you in the boat are tired and weary. Please know that we need you and are so thankful for you. We need more people to come in the boat. We need more people to fill our air tanks and pray for our treasures. We need you. We need you to be a active member of the boat crew. You are so important. We know that without a strong support team each diver or missionary will sink. There will also be times when a boat crew member will dive down and help the diver during an interesting situation. On the mission field that is a mission trip or a short-term assignment. These are wonderful opportunities to see the work and be a part of the catch! Please, find a boat, be an active crew member, and jump in!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I just returned home from a missions survey trip to Madagascar last night. We were there for 3 weeks working with Ja Pritchard and his family. What an eye opening experience! We truly have a new outlook on missions. We saw firsthand the life of a missionary. We are praying for God's leading on going to the mission field ourselves. We saw the love, compassion, heartbreak, etc. the Pritchards have for the Malagasy people in Madagascar. Though I don't know all of your circumstances personally I can understand a little better what you mean when you say you folks need someone to help hold up your arms. Our church supports you - Bible Baptist Church, Cathedral City, CA. We will continue to pray for you.