All Senegal for Christ

As we celebrated the 4th with lots of family members and friends, I thought of Matt, Gayle, and the children.  They are currently at the Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, North Carolina.  As my “on mission page” explains, they are preparing to serve in Senegal as missionaries for Jesus.

On a day when we recognize the independence of this great nation, a couple thoughts come to mind.  First, our freedom is grace-given.  Only through God’s grace do we have these privileges.  Second, our freedom was, and is expensive. Sacrifices were made by many, and they continue to be made.

But as I said, Matt and Gayle Boyd have been on my heart today.  They too have made great sacrifices; for Jesus’ Kingdom; for the people of Senegal.  I’ve prayed multiple times today that God would give them a comfort and peace through this day  while they persevere in faithfulness.

I’m making this public to the readers, to ask you to join me in praying for this family.  Please pray for their strength and the needs they have in their lives. They walk a path that is completely dependent on the faithfulness of God’s people for support.  To put more faces to your prayers, if you’ll follow the link to their site (found on my “on mission” page, and “home page”), you can see and read about their family and ministry.

Remember, as we celebrate our nation’s independence on this day, we continually celebrate the freedom we have in Christ everyday.  That freedom also comes with responsibilities.  One is to defend our fellow citizens with prayer and support.

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to All Senegal for Christ

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  2. bickleyhouse says:

    Lord, I lift up Matt and Gayle and their family, as they prepare to take your gospel to another country. Give them courage and strength, but most of all, give them your grace and the power of your Spirit as they make this sacrifice in your name.

  3. LeRoy Dean says:

    They are in my prayers.

  4. Bibleman says:

    I too will pray for the Boyd family. I will mention them to my church too. Happy 4th of July my friend.

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