A FOOL FOR CHRIST'S SAKE
David Robbins reflects on his recent travels in Asia
For 58 days, I was away from my wife Marilyn. I took 6 international flights and
17 domestic flights. As the Apostle Paul would ask at times, I thought, "Am I a
fool?" Then with Paul I would reply, "Yes, I am a fool for Christ's sake!"
The Lord has opened the door to Indonesia, a nation of 250 million people.
We have (future) the opportunity to teach and preach. We held (past) seminars and
connected with the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia with the goal of
empowering the Indonesian missionaries and leaders. Pastor Gunar, who has
a dynamic country-wide influence, had invited us to come for Leadership Seminars
each of the past three years. He states, “We have the same heart. Advancing
Indigenous Missions is precisely on the track that we are.”
Over in the Philippines, we held a seminar on having a childlike faith.
Can you imagine the impact of childlike faith on the 100 million Filipinos that
live in this country? Dr. Joy Tira has left no stone unturned, arranging a
whirlwind speaking tour to include four seminaries, one Christian University,
Sunday services, and key leadership in the business world.
Towards India we shared the Gospel in several parts of North India. In
early April, 90 delegates gathered for the 4-day Leadership Seminar for leaders from Muslim backgrounds. They are so humble and competent, reaching their home
villages and surrounding villages with evangelistic teams numbering two to ten
Do you know why I am so delighted to be a fool for Christ's sake? I
walked beside spiritual, holy indigenous leaders and missionaries during my
travels. They are so thrilled that AIM and you, our precious support and
stewardship team, have sent us! They love our vision so much that many clamour
to join our staff. They urge us to return for a week each year. Those who
attend the Leadership Seminars line up to invite us to their areas for similar
conferences soon, immediately if possible.
Dr. David Robbins traveled to work with our partner indigenous
leaders in South- and Southeast Asia from mid-February to mid-April. If you
are interested in receiving the detailed compiled reports of his ministry
travels (approximately 10 pages), please do not hesitate to contact our office
to request your copy.
posted on June 23, 2017