A few days ago, 12 new missionaries arrived at Schiphol Airport.
Their flame of faith aglow, spiritually they were on fire!
Each of them with a burning desire to share their knowledge, eager to communicate gospel truths by talking to everyone.
Years of preparation and several weeks in the Missionary Training Centre (MTC) fanned their flame of faith.
‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,’ (Mark 16:15) ‘for ye shall … [witness of] me … unto the uttermost part of the earth,’ (Acts 1:8).”
“For a piece of wood to catch fire, it must first be heated to a temperature at which it ignites, then burns by itself. The initial heating requires energy from outside. When it is ignited, it becomes self-sustaining and gives beneficial light and heat.” – Richard G. Scott
Having been around the new missionaries for a few days this week, their flame has certainly been ignited. Just like their other missionary colleagues, they’re now providing “beneficial light and heat” to many people throughout Belgium and the Netherlands.
Your own fire of faith may be small, but I know that making principled choices, brings greater confidence in God, and then your faith will grow.
Flames of Faith
Never let your fire of faith be quenched.
How we choose to live our lives, can either increase or diminish our faith.
If its diminishing, don’t despair.
A flame of faith can grow from a tiny spark.
Missionaries come to ignite the flame of faith in some and rekindle the flickering flame of faith in others.
“First and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe.”—Jeffrey R. Holland
Missionaries can help you fan the flame of your flickering faith, and catch fire, even if you feel lonely, like an isolated ember.
My experience is that embers burn much brighter and glow stronger when they are closer together.
Come and join us.
Keep your spiritual flame burning brightly.
Why not reach out to one of our new missionaries today and let them rekindle your flame of faith and ignite your fire.