Daily Topic for November 01, 2009
Good question! This can be one of the things that the smaller people groups in Central Asia might be thinking. What does the Almighty Creator of the Cosmos care for me, a member of a tiny tribe in Central Asia? It’s hard to imagine, but God loves every person and nation, no matter how small or insignificant. What an awesome thought! Shouldn’t we share this truth with those who don’t know?
Thank Him today, that He cares for all the nations, even the small ones that have yet to hear and respond to His love.
Jean Mitchell was born in 1913 into the home of Andrew E. Mitchell, a commercial artist in Los Angeles. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and, together with the other children in the family, she shared in her father’s ministry of helping released prisoners.
Perhaps the most compelling influence on her young life was the spiritual atmosphere in their home as well as at the church where they attended. Here she heard God’s call to foreign missions. She also sought and experienced deeply the infilling of the Holy Spirit which became evident in holy love and boldness in evangelism for years to come.
After attending The Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA) and taking a course in midwifery, Jean joined a Norwegian mission doing village work in north India among the Kol tribesmen. But her work was short-lived, since single women were not trusted in the Kol culture.
Kaare Wilhelmsen, a Norwegian missionary served Christ in Calcutta by preaching in churches, hospitals and prisons, playing the mandolin and singing as he told the gospel story. He married Jean in the historic Carey Baptist Church, in Calcutta, India in 1949. Jean and Kaare were a zealous and bold new team. Regularly they traveled over the rough village paths by bicycle, covering great distances to reach the people. (Continued tomorrow)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will bring people together in marriage to serve His purposes.-AL