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This week, the word is last.
This coming Wednesday, 8/28/13, Mercy Ships will hold the screening/ selection day. Everyone on the ship, every last person will get up before the sunrise to participate in this event. Each of us will have a role to play. Every last role will be equally important for this day to be successful. There is no role that is too small or too unimportant. For we all know that to be first, you must be last.
The people of Congo will probably start lining up the night before screening. Someone will be first in line when the gate opens Wednesday morning. He will be in and out in a timely fashion, hopefully with a coveted yellow appointment card to return. This won’t be the last time we see him.
Most everyone else will wait all day to be seen. We will see each and every person who comes to the gate. We won’t leave until the very last person in the line has been seen. Whoever that last person turns out to be is as equally important as the man who arrived first.
So I pray they come. I pray they come by the thousands. I pray for the ones who think we are their last hope to find us. God has prepared us for this day. God will give us the strength we need to wait for every last person he has called for this day. We have no other choice. I can’t wait to see how God will pour out his love on his people. I can’t wait to see their faces when they realize they aren’t last anymore.
Please join us in praying for the people who will come for screening. Pray for us to be able to say yes more than no. Pray for the ones we can help. Pray more for the ones we can’t help. Pray for all of us to be strong and courageous. Thanks!
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