I am taking a class in my church, called pathways, about how the Christian movement started and how it has continued to grow though out the last 2000 plus years. One of the speakers mentioned that our Gospel grows in weakness. If you look back in most cases there was amazing growth during the times that were the hardest for God’s people.
It was about one year ago that the world was introduced to the Covid virus. I have heard, as I am sure you have as well, about all the challenges and heartaches that many of us went thru over the last year. I know it was and may continue to be difficult for many of you. However, during this time of weakness I have seen God move in so many ways I can’t even remember them all. He tells us in Genesis 50:20 “but as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive NKJV.
So as I think of the last year I am sad for some of the difficult things we all dealt with but I am overwhelmed with Joy to see how God is using the leadership of Unite4 Africa, you and me to advance his kingdom. I remember talking to Okongo in April of 2020 as he explained to me how the leadership of Unite4Africa immediately looked at the impact Covid was having on the people they were serving and shifted for a time to helping many individuals stay safe from Covid by explaining and providing the necessary items to help increase hand washing and improve hygiene. I was once again humbled by the willingness of so many of these servant leaders to do what was necessary to take care of so many people. They gave and continue to give selfishly in whatever way God calls them.
I am also excited to once again remember that the Alpha and the Omega has a plan, He is in control and He will use this for his good purposes. I have seen here in Tucson a desire to turn towards God as people think about the trails we have been through. I know the kindness that we have all been able to give to others during this last year will be used by God to bring more people to Himself just as Genesis suggests. So as 2021 unfolds I look forward with HOPE to see what God will continue to do thru all of us. Please continue to pray that God will gives us all opportunities to share our FAITH with one another so we can explain why we have HOPE.
God is good, all the time!
Unite 4 Africa