Saturday, May 14, 2011

God Loves Using Small Things - Like Us

From a fellow missionary in Japan who volunteered in the devastation area:

It was rewarding to see the encouragement 10 people can bring to a family helping over a 2-day period. We spent another day cleaning up around the greenhouses of a strawberry farm. But as we looked at the extent of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami, our contribution seemed like a drop of water in the ocean.

I feel like Philip and Andrew when asked by Jesus how to feed 5,000 people.

John 6:7-9 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"

The Kansai Earthquake in 1995 probably covered an area with a 20-kilometer radius. The East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami covered an area 500 kilometers in length.

Please pray for a multiplying of our small efforts for God's glory in Japan!

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