There is a human element in the mission that we are involved with, which I can not ignore. If it were not for the sacrificial loving, giving, and trusting, we would not have survived. Of course the Lord would have opened a different path, but surely the relationship that has grown in the past years would not have been there. The family bonding would not have been there; we would have told stories other than what we are telling today. Just as God raised Esther to rescue the Jews, so Yumi Ellen, Pastor Creighton and the Church were sent to us in a time when we were not sure what the course of our future would be. Some plant the seed, some water it. We all have our rewards from the Lord. All my life I will be telling this story countless time; it has got magnificent facets. It reminds me of God's faithfulness, his power, and also strengthens me to stand firm in times of my weaknesses.
|Pastors Ashish & Creighton, May 2009 Woodstock Chapel|
When the Israelites were rescued from slavery in Egypt, God performed many miracles, He rescued them and brought them to the promised land. No doubt they had seen God's mighty hand but they tested His Character. It is a very dangerous thing a person can do. They asked question like, yes, surely God has given us water from the rock, but can he give us meat? When they met with adversaries they questioned God's love and said, surely the Lord has brought them to destroy.
The good thing about the Mussoorie-New Hope bonding is that we have seen GOD's provision in meeting our needs. But the best part is we are committed to grow in the likeness of our Lord Jesus Christ everyday. As long as we keep our priority right we are safe and will be seeing God's might plans unfolded in our generation. I think in a time and season of such as this, the Lord is calling us to abide in Him, like a branch in the vine. We have a long way to go. The Lord who has started this will lead us.
So very grateful to God for bringing our family from Hawaii. We love you and we are not complete without you. Looking forward to see what the Lord has restored for us to discover together.