|Artwork: Billy Frank Alexander|
Then I read a chapter in the missionary biography of Florence Young, a woman who ministered in the Solomon Islands during the early 1900's.
She was describing a time she and her companions ventured into territory inhabited by cannibals and hostile tribes. Their reason for this trip: to share the Gospel. And during this trip, they suffered from malaria, storms at sea, and primitive living conditions.
She described a particular evening aboard ship in a life-threatening storm. Her companions were sea sick, vomiting and "clinging frantically to their berths" in which there were swarms of cockroaches. In addition, they had to dodge flying objects as the ship bounced about.
After I read this chapter, I was ashamed.
I am such a wimp for the Gospel. Most modern Americans are.
When will I/we learn that the hardships of this life are so short and the Gospel so important?
See Joshua 1:9
Source: Florence Young, Mission Accomplished, YWAM publishing
While I recommend this book in the series, I do not recommend all of the books in this series.