Keith and Rebeca Shumaker are in one of the hardest mission fields that I have ever visited. It is dirt poor, hot, dusty, and no American conveniences. I want you to check out what he has to say.
He is a great man of God and is being greatly used. I love this man, his family, and his ministry. We support him.
I will be visiting him in January. You should go sometime. David Lundy is his yokefellow so you can ask him anything about Keith you want.
God bless you Keith–Keep up the great work
Keith Dec 5, 2008 9:40 AM
I woke up this morning thinking about how great it is to be saved, to be a child of God and to have our sins forgiven. It is an amazing privilege to be able to have a relationship with a holy God.
The other thing that I am thankful for is the privilege to serve Him. It isnâ€™t a privilege that I deserve but one that He has given me. So many people say that we make a sacrifice by being on the mission field, but I donâ€™t look at it that way. God has called us to do the most important thing on this earth and that is to take the Gospel to a lost and dying world. Sure we might not be able to go to Cracker Barrel, the mall, an amusement park, fishing or hunting (which I would really like to do), or take our children to Grandmas for the day but we are privileged to see the hand of God work. There are things that God has let us experience that most people in the states have never had the opportunity to experience. Who else gets to sit on the back of a crocodile, get charged by elephants, sleep in a mud hut, eat termites, caterpillars, and rat (they are really not that bad), learn a new culture, see some of the poorest people in the world give what they canâ€™t really afford to give, see people trust Christ, see lives change, and see God do so many other amazing things?
I know that thanksgiving was last week but the Bible tell us to be thankful in all things.