I just came back from Los Angeles. The leadership team of AMI met together to discuss and plan things for the future. We also had the privilege of meeting up with four couples who are well seasoned missionaries in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Russia. They were being interviewed to help give insights and lessons-learned for future AMI missionaries.
One thing that continued to be the common thread in all of their testimonies was sum in up in one word – sacrifice. The enormity of their sacrifice to go to the lost was pretty humbling. It reminded me of the words of Christ when He said, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (Jn 12:24). Many seeds have been scattered all through the former Soviet Union.
We need to see another generation of radical followers of Christ who will be willing to sow the seeds of sacrifice… may this be so in our generation!