Written by a Cafe 1040 student
This past week, my team and I traveled to the North and then backpacked through the beautiful mountains for a week. We were able to hike to remote villages and had the privilege of meeting some of the minority groups in our country.
At the beginning of our trek we met a woman named Sue, who was with us every day of our time in the North. Sue’s story is such a beautiful picture of the way that God redeems His people.
Twenty years ago, Sue’s village was completely unreached by the gospel. Yet, through the grace of God and the faithfulness and commitment of His people, it is now reached and is overflowing with the gospel in crazy-beautiful ways.
Sue is a Christian and her husband is actually the pastor of the church in their village. Because of their faith and conversion, Sue and her husband have faced many trials from other villages in their area, and even from their very own minority group. However, they remain steadfast and strong in the hope that lies within them.
What has left me in awe is that because of the faithfulness of a few people, disciples have been made and multiplication has increased, which means that more and more people in and around that area are learning about Jesus!
I think it’s amazing to see that multiplication has happened, not just through overseas workers, but also though the village people themselves! What a humbling picture to see that we are all just vessels being used by God for His glory and for our sanctification.
My favorite part of the trek was hearing Sue sing Amazing Grace in her language. In that moment I felt like I could physically see God’s glory.
It’s just a reminder for me that one day there will come a time that people from every nation, tribe, people and language will be standing before the throne proclaiming the greatness of God, and until then, our work is not finished.