Edna is a Global Mission pioneer with a huge smile. When I met her she was worshipping under a tattered, old green tarp with 17 people she had brought to Jesus. As I was leaving, she turned to me and said, “Thank them and please tell them that we are faithful.”
In Myanmar I met the oldest Global Mission pioneer I know of in the world field. She was 78. She and her husband were meeting with 12 adults plus children. The songs were as loud as I’ve ever heard them sung. I asked this couple how it made them feel to know there was now a little church in a place where there had been no Adventist presence. The lady took my hand and with great emotion said, “God is reaping His harvest and what unspeakable joy to be workers with Him.”
These are just a few of the hundreds of pioneers I’ve had the honor and privilege to meet. Their sacrifice and commitment never fail to inspire me. It has brought me great joy to see the pioneer program grow from literally nothing into a mighty worldwide movement empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for Global Mission pioneers. It means so much to them to know they have a world church helping them.
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