The Missionary’s Voice
July/August 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friends in Christ,
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed….” 2 Cor. 4:7-9 (ESV)
Like the apostle Paul, we too feel like fragile clay jars facing hardships in ministry and realizing that our own power is limited. Ultimately, Paul was delivered by God’s power through the prayers of others. God’s power is the reason that being hard-pressed has not caused them to be crushed. It’s also the reason that being perplexed or “despairing” has not resulted in their being “in despair” or “totally despairing.”
Through the power of God we too will be delivered from these “Uncommon” times in which we are living today. The “Uncommon” situation has not stopped our work with our students in Ghana. Through today’s technology we are able to continue teaching, although in an “uncommon” way.
May the Spirit of our God strengthen you in faith that you too may share the Gospel message in these “Uncommon” days.
Thank you for your prayers and support they are all greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to share or forward this newsletter to your friends and family or to print and post in your church or school.
Serving Christ together,
Rev. Dr. Steven and Cynthia Schumacher