Four years ago, we headed back to America from teaching in a remote area. We had been serving among a people group that the Father had laid on our hearts. When we began, we didn’t know that our work there would be so short. I remember asking Him as we were leaving, “Why would you give us that burden and send us there for such a short time?”

We hoped for the day when we could be a part of sending East Asian brothers and sisters back to places like that, instead of going ourselves, but it seemed so far in the distance.

A few months ago, I held back tears as I listened to a sister share about her experience serving in a remote area of Asia and the challenges of working in a particular people group. She and her team asked us to intercede with them on behalf of these people.

It turns out, she and her team have been serving among the same people group whom the Father burdened us for ten years ago. This people that the Father so dearly loved.

How good is our God! How kind of Him to let our first friendships with local goers be with those who are serving among the group that we dreamed of sending people to all those years ago.  

I admire their courage, their boldness, their deep faith, and love for our Father. 

My heart has been stirred even more for God Himself, and we have been reminded of His faithfulness to us. 

He is the One who never does anything flippantly. He is the One who acts with purpose. He is the One who ties up all the loose ends of our lives and brings them back together into His good story. 

We now celebrate that He is in fact raising up laborers to go to this people group so that others may hear about His goodness.