Paul suffered endlessly in his service to Christ…great pain, exhaustion, beatings, hunger and thirst, imprisonment, endless danger (2 Cor. 11:24-28)

Why would anyone put up with this kind of life?

If this is what Christianity can involve, why would anyone be willing to go through these terrible hardships, pressures, trials and dangers? What would motivate them?

Paul himself gives us the answer: It was his “concern for all the churches” (2 Cor. 11:28) and “Christ’s love” flowing through him (2 For. 5:14) that enabled him to endure.

Today, like Paul, our colleagues in Africa face huge challenges and setbacks as they share the Gospel. Filled with this same love and concern for all those who don’t know Christ, they too are able to endure.

Thank you for allowing Christ’s love to flow through you as well — by means of your support, your prayers and your concern for the Church in Africa. May God bless you!

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