Thursday, March 19, 2009

And the Gospel will be taken to India....

This is Neil and Courtney. A young couple making big decisions with humble hearts for the Lord. They are in process of preparing and fundraising for the call God has placed on their lives. They will being ministering to one of the largest unreached people groups in the world... an upper caste called the Brahmins(sp?).

We had them over for dinner the other night as they were hitting the fundraising trail and listened to the dynamics and details of their future ministry. I couldn't help feeling overwhelmed by the joy of seeing these two make tough, costly decisions in order to follow their Savior. I felt almost motherly(although I am much too young to be their mother, lol) with the surge of pride I felt in their precious faith.

You see, as I looked across the table at this godly young man with his amazing wife, I couldn't help reflect on how (for me) just a few short years ago he was but a high school student in our youth group. Even then his faith was more like the maturity of a seasoned man of God. What a joy to see the Lord work in someone's life through such pivotal years of their life. We are certain Neil would have become the man he is without us being part of his life but we are so thankful the Lord allowed us to be part of it anyway. And we are so thankful that God allowed us to know Courtney now through him too. Thank you for the blessing of being able to call you friends!

We are excited to watch the Good News brought to India through you two, Neil and Courtney!! All our love and prayers will be following you there!
*If you'd like to find out more about Neil and Courtney, you can find them at


Brenda Rae said...

interesting that you posted this today. I was looking at one of our pastors blogs and today - the Joshua Project is calling this group - the unreached people group for today.

Praise God for willing servants!

Neil and Courtney said...

Thank you for the encouragement! We had a great time sharing with you and feel so thankful for what God is doing through your family. You are all beautiful!

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

They are amazing!! So fun that you worked at Kanakuk. I worked at K-2 for 3 years and Chris worked at K-7 for 8 years!! We love it!!! Hope y'all are great!!