What the Summit means to me
I’ve only been to one Summit in my life, but it had a large impact on my life. Granted, I go to the Summits and the Leadership Camps having already surrendered to being a missionary on the foreign field, and so my point of view may be different than what is considered “normal,” but they change me, and God teaches me through them.
At the last Summit, Mark Tolson preached about looking unto the fields, and seeing the need for missionaries. And I can still remember thinking that I wish I had more than one life to give to the Lord. I remember thinking that there was so much more to do that I can do with just my own life. And I remember thinking that I wish more lives would be given to spreading the gospel to all nations.
Hudson Taylor said, “If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China.” And at the Summit, I understood why he said that. If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all to missions and spreading the gospel to all nations. China, Morocco, Peru, India, I don’t care where. Just to carry the gospel.
And that’s what the Summit’s done to me. It’s helped me realize that I can’t do it all on my own, and my life, by itself, will never get the gospel to all the earth. I realize, as a result of the summit, that we need laborers for the harvest, more now than ever.