To the Nations

As promised last week, and without further ado, here is my recent chat with our son Jacob, who is making preparations to share the Gospel with the people of South Africa as a full-time missionary. You will be blessed to hear my husband answer some questions as well.

It is my prayer that your faith will be strengthened as you hear Jacob’s testimony and passion to both live and share the Good News.

While I encourage you to listen to the entire discussion, here are some highlights:

1:39 – How sports are playing a part in Jacob’s missions work

5:37 – Jon shares how the Lord has been preparing Jacob to Go

13:54 – How Jacob was called to missions

18:29 – Suffering in ministry

21:16 – A father’s heart as his son prepares to leave

27:00 – Deep roots bear godly fruit. How Jacob nourishes his faith.

I invite you to click here to read about Jacob’s missionary work, and prayerfully consider partnering with him.

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

5 thoughts on “To the Nations

  1. You do well in this alternate format, Kristin. Jacob’s story is inspiring and exciting, and you do an excellent job of drawing it out of him. It’s interesting to hear your articulate writer’s voice coming through in your spoken voice—not all writers can switch from one to the other successfully. Nice work, and blessings to Jacob!

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  2. This has blessed me beyond measure, and on so many levels. Thank you for sharing this. May the Lord bless Jacob as he makes his way to Africa, and may He strengthen both you and your husband in this journey.
    As an elementary teacher in a Christian school which our church began, I can relate to so much Jacob shared. “hundreds of victories, thousands of defeats” is one that sums up each teaching week, and when I look with the eyes of my own understanding, I can easily (and so often do) become discouraged. I take encouragement in Jacob’s reminder that it is in these setbacks where the Lord does His best teaching.

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  3. Worth listening to–thank you for posting this! An uplifting takeaway for me is, “Suffering is a path to the heart of God.” A question for you or Jacob is if American football is played much in South Africa and other African nations. What they call football we call soccer, of course.


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