Kind Words From Around the World

post date: September 1, 2010

The man in the middle is Pastor Florin from Romania.
This summer we’ve been working on a tabletop display for KBM that we can take with us when we travel. As part of that project, Marlene gathered some of the comments we’ve received from people around the world regarding this ministry. Today she showed me what she had put together. It’s far more than we need for the display and more than I can list here. As I read it my own heart was encouraged with what God is doing. Sometimes in the midst of doing the day-to-day stuff, you can lose sight of the big picture. I think I’m going to come back to these quotes from time to time to remind myself of why we do what we do, especially when we’re packing for another trip.

Here are some of the testimonies that encouraged me:

“Thank you for being an encourager and a coach and a mentor to me and my ministry.” Pastor Charles from Uganda

“Through you I have discovered move of the God I am serving. Thank you for being my mentor and friend.” Pastor George in the Philippines
“Your wonderful messages are a BIG blessing for my soul and my ministry.” Pastor Florin from Romania
“You were the light that encouraged us to ’Keep Believing’ even in the darkest night.” Former missionaries to the Middle East
«I just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your sermons. Thank you for allowing God to use you and for freely sharing such materials.” Leroy in Maryland
“I have been reading your exposition of Galatians as I prepare to preach each week, and have really been excited by the things you glean from God’s living and active Word! I just wanted you to know that last week 2 people believed in Christ for the first time.” A  pastor in Washington

“I am living in Saudi Arabia, where it’s illegal to practice any other religion than Islam. Your messages are like streams in this desert for sure.” A friend in Saudi Arabia

“My husband was encouraged by your messages on the podcast...during his moose hunting!” A friend from Quebec

“I am deaf and have been reading your website for almost a year now. Ray’s sermons in text have been very helpful to me. You don’t see messages in text anywhere but audio.” A woman in Kansas

“I’m a Chinese brother writing to you from Beijing China. I’ve read your blog for more than one year. Your sermon, your sharing, your ministries encouraged me so much.” A man from China
“I am using your sermons, translating them in Filipino, and preaching them to our flock.” A pastor in the Philippines
“I just want to thank you for the insight and help that your Four Freshmen series on the life of Daniel is giving me.” A pastor in England
“I feel i finally have a pastor after such a long time. I was with a church which split after the senior pastor passed away. So it is my request that you be my overseas online pastor.” A pastor in India
“I may be a stranger to you, but it is not important. The important thing is that as a young minister I consider you a mentor from a distance.” Pastor Nino from Japan
“May I please thank you for your Bible sermons and studies, they have been a real blessing to me as a Pastor, who also needs feeding.” Pastor Jim in Northern Ireland
“I am in a time of discouragement at the moment,things are not going well in the church. Thank you for your message. It`s really helped to reassure me of Gods care and concern for us.” A Pastor in England
“With much interest I read your inspired messages and my heart is blessed. I forward your messages to some other Greek pastors as well.” Pastor George in Greece
“Hello Brother in Christ. I am a priest in the Church of Sweden since 1974. I’ve preached the Christmas gospel all the time. But this year I looked desperately for a new approach. And praise the Lord - I found your Internet site.” A pastor in Sweden
“First of all I want to say my English is not very good, but I know the words I want to say. God Bless you and your family, I use your sermons in my Church.” A Pastor in Mexico
“I am a Singapore reader of your weekly sermon emails and want you to know how much your work is appreciated in shores far distant from Tupelo.” A friend in Singapore


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