Wednesday, November 21, 2007

11/22 Devotional & Prayer Focus on Spiritual Warfare

As I post this last devotion, the team is in the air flying home. If you have had any chance to read the latest blogs posted by Kiha and David, You will be moved as I am to pray for the home team as well as the away team. I believe that we placed such a hedge of protection around our Mussoorie team and the Boys' Home that we might have neglected ourselves a bit. So please pray for each other as well as the home team as they fly home, that Satan will be put behind us. Pray for the Aritas, especially Justin. Pray for me, as I took a bad spill in the Maui store last week and am still limping. Pray for others you know at home who are facing the brunt of the devil's anger as he witnesses the awesome prayer coverage for this mission. And please pray where you yourself are being called in the future with regards to this mission work.

Today's devotional reading is Matthew 11-13.

Today's devotional thought is adoringly shared by... me.

“John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, “Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?” —Mt 11:2,3

You are almost home. God has begun a work, both through you and in you. So, what next? “Are you the one who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?” Each of you has somehow been impacted by what you have witnessed and experienced. You are not Mussoorie’s Savior; only Jesus Christ is that. But you are a part of the plan He has, both for Mussoorie and for New Hope Diamond Head. How will you respond? “Are you the one who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?”

We are all looking very forward to hearing what your scouting mission accomplished. Such a short time; yet God created the entire world in less time than you were gone. Such a small town—rather unimportant in the whole scheme of Indian life—yet God used a seemingly insignificant little town to bless the world with His Son. Only He knows what plans—grand or simple—He has prepared to accomplish with the work you have done. So how are you going to respond to all you’ve seen and done? “Are you the one who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?”

Father God, Lord, we wait to hear from you. You have opened our eyes to both the spectacular beauty and dire need of the remarkable city of Mussoorie and the enchanting country of India. Give us Your wisdom as we consider the next steps to take. Even as they blessed us, help us to be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in Mussoorie through the decisions we make to follow up. Let them wait no longer but rather have the confidence that our partnership will be truly beneficial to both our worlds. Thank You so much for opening our eyes and humbling our hearts to all Your many blessings with which you have blessed us. We praise you, Lord Jesus. He nani e, he nani no. Amene.
—shared by Barbara Gum

The team arrives at 5:40 a.m. on China Airlines flight 002. I'm sure they would be encouraged by your presence if God so moves your heart on this blessed Thanksgiving morning.

Thank you for being such faithful prayer warriors. Please continue, as these two trips are only the first steps.



  1. Thank you Barbara for all your prayers, support, and love for the team! Our jaws dropped when we saw our little book of devos... You are just amazing!

  2. Barbara, Your devo book blessed us tremendously. I looked forward to each day's reading. It was always perfect, speaking right to my heart, providing direction, encouragement, motivation. Thank you for the countless hours it required. You put your heart into the books. We could feel it. Bless you, Sister! jill :D