Daily Topic for November 16, 2007
When the Spirit of God moves in power, none are able to stand in opposition. Because of the daring faith of Jonathan and his armor bearer, God was able to bring about a victory so great that the entire camp shook. We are reminded of the promise that “one of you shall chase a thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight” (Deut. 32:30). We may think that our ministry will never amount to much, but if we faithfully follow Him, God can take the seemingly insignificant and multiply it greatly among the nations.
Dear Lord, in our own strength we can do very little. Let Your passion for the unreached so burn in our souls that through us You can shake the nations.
An international agency with personnel (partners) from Africa, Asia,
Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and North America, Interserve may be the oldest interdenominational Christian mission agency. Originally an
all-women British mission society to Calcutta, India (1852), Interserve became open to men in 1950. In that decade, its work began in Afghanistan with the Noor Eye Hospital under the International Afghan Mission (IAM), now called the International Assistance Mission. Then came a communist coup dethroning the monarch, a Russian counter-coup and its rejection, the Taliban, and in 2002 the U.S. military and the Karzai government.
Interserve partners stayed and served through it all! Interserve’s 23 partners serve Jesus by serving Afghans in health care, education, and community development. Their doctors and nurses care for expectant mothers, premature babies, eye patients, and war wounded. They teach ophthalmology and community health. They welcome Afghan refugees home. They gossip the gospel in a closed country, a hard place, sharing Messiah’s love.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for application of biblical truths to workers’ lives and the lives of those they serve, deeper friendships with Afghans, interpersonal relations with fellow partners and their children, on-going language facility, for their financial support, safety; and the same for those on furlough. Interserve also asks prayer for recruitment and safety for other agencies to work there, for Afghan leadership, national stability, peace, and that women and children be given education and work opportunities so that poverty and high child mortality will decrease.-TP