Missionaries often face intense trials and challenges. Their engagement in constant spiritual battle often leads to despair. Like the Psalmist in Psalm 42, missionaries often feel abandoned and forgotten. They wonder if God still cares about them. While they may seem to be spiritual superheroes they are all too human, subject to discouragement and depression. They desperately need God’s strength and refreshment. We can play a vital role in encouraging missionaries to find hope in God. His grace is truly sufficient. He will sustain them when their strength is gone. He will satisfy their hunger and thirst. He will protect them when their enemies are surrounding them. May we faithfully pray for our missionaries and encourage them to set their hope in God, to remember His mighty works, and to find deliverance through praise.
David A. Smith (Director)