Note from the Board: John Tabor

Note from the Board: John Tabor

Psalm 67[a] 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—[b] 2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,    for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. 5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. 7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

As I spend time considering and meditating on the above Psalm it occurred to me that Unite 4 Africa’s success in ‘moving its mission’ is because God has so blessed its work that His shining face is reflected in  the countenance of all those living and working to make Him known.

You know the Bible speaks of unbelievers knowing believers by the way they love each other. How true.  But, they also can know of our Lord through the evidence of His blessings on our lives.  Why would anyone be attracted to know more about our faith and His ways if the joy and blessings in our lives are obscured?  We are truly blessed, from our CEO and Founder of Unite 4 Africa Okongo Samson, right through our entire staff and ministry leaders, because their blessings are not hidden.

Perhaps the ministry’s largest blessing is the privilege to serve God uniquely in the place(s) He leads us to and watch joy spring from despondency in the lives of those U4A serves. Oh My! “Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!”

We’ve all heard the saying, “it is what it is.”  Well, this is the way it is:  Regardless and in addition to what is done for the benefit of those U4A serves. Those being served want what the ministry’s staff and volunteers have…the blessing that are so evident from serving with God; in His presence.

Personal, intimate, genuine, true, caring and faithful are descriptors of our people and delivery of our ministry.  I am privileged to know and be loved by such people.  I am super privileged to serve with them.  Won’t you join me?

John Tabor
Board Member

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