Family, friends, and fellow servants,
Thanks for joining me in Skype! I had a great experience talking with you again.
I’m out of words, so I’m just going to make this weekly e-mail short.
Thanks for the support. It’s been a great time serving as the Lord’s full-time missionary.
Thanks for the love, for the care when I was suffered some moments of homesickness. Thank you for realizing that you are always there for me.
No matter what happens, I am the Lord’s missionary, and always will be, even beyond the grave. I shall go and do whatever the Lord hath commanded me.
And whether I finish my mission or not, I shall rest and lay me down to sleep and look back on all these experiences. Even then I cannot deny that Jesus is the Christ, that He is my Saviour and Redeemer, and that I’m willing to sacrifice everything for Him.
And now I cry out with Isaac Watts, who in his amazing hymn he wrote:
- When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
- Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
- See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
- Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
I love you all. I will see you soon.
Philippines San Pablo Mission