“Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language, in which we think and experience emotion, is like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished.” ― William Cameron Townsend
Does God know English? We may not stop to think about it, but yes, He does! Even though the Bible was primarily written in Hebrew and Greek, we understand that God can still speak to us through His Word translated into English. We pray to God in English, and He speaks to our hearts in return.
What happens at our annual ABT Board and Advisor meetings?
"There is something of this procrastinating spirit running through a great part of life, and it is of great detriment to the work of God. We know of many things that should be done and cannot in conscience directly oppose them; but still we find excuses for our inactivity…We quiet ourselves with the thought that they need not to be done just now.
We are very apt to indulge in a kind of prudent caution (as we call it) which foresees and magnifies difficulties beyond what they really are.
As Jesus began His earthly ministry, He carefully sought out and called twelve men to be with Him and witness His earthly ministry. Later, after His resurrection, these same twelve men would be given the command to take the Gospel "into all the world." Twelve men, right? Is that where the story ends?
• Learning language and culture in Mexico
• Training for further work in Nicaragua
• Conducting survey work in Colombia
• Getting settled in Benin
• Gearing up for Indonesia and Niger
• Studying, training, preparing, in the United States
You may say that it is the least thing I can do to help you press on in this good work. I want to say that it is the most important thing you can do that will make the biggest difference for the kingdom of God. Nothing happens of significance outside of effectual faithful persistent prayer. All we endeavor to do is vain unless it is the result of prayer and, yea, perhaps nothing in God's Kingdom can be done at all outside of fervent prayer springing from the soul after God’s own heart.