Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jabez reminds us how not to "enlarge our territory"

With much fanfare, Prayer of Jabez author Bruce Wilkinson went to Africa in 2002 to help in the protracted fight against AIDS and poverty. This past fall, less than tree years later, he announced an early retirement from active ministry. Christianity Today poignantly examines why.

"As Christ's frail followers enter the arena, we must humbly study the culture, persist in spite of painful setbacks, and heed others' hard-earned ministry lessons. Those who seek to serve as missionaries—whether in the 1st century or the 21st—invariably must take up their crosses. There are no shortcuts." Article.
I join Rudy in urging prayer for Mr. Wilkinson and introspection for ourselves.


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