The kings, all with powerful armies, were brought to their knees against the Moabites by a simple lack of water.
When they turned to the Prophet Elisha, he inquired of the Lord who instructed, “Make this valley full of ditches … You shall not see wind, neither shall you see rain, yet that valley shall be filled with water, that you may drink …"
At The Rock, we continue to dig more ditches. Praise God He has provided funds for three plots and a down payment on another toward acquiring six plots totaling 1.25 acres we believe He has set aside for Kingdom View. We need another $78,500 to complete purchase of the land.
Meanwhile, about $7,500 has been donated for construction of Phase 1 on land we already own for the Priscilla and Aquila Home. About $67,500 is still needed to complete the ministry home where Margaret and I plan to live sometime after moving to Africa next Spring.
Margaret and I are digging ditches for what we believe is God’s leading for us to move back to Africa. This includes unglamorous tasks like making repairs and improvements to our home in the U.S. so we can rent it when we leave for Africa. It also includes reaching out to more people and raising additional support for our mission. Our passion is to disciple Africans to embrace their freedom and identity in Jesus, break economic dependency and lead fulfilling spiritual lives as disciples themselves.
We’ll keep digging those ditches. Would you pray if God would have you be a part of filling them up?
As the great preacher Charles Spurgeon concluded his sermon Make This Valley Full of Ditches:
"Come to Him, trust in Him, make your heart this morning full of trenches, full of great desires, longings and prayers! If so, God will fill your soul, for He hears the humble, and despises not their tears.”