This is an article from the August-September 1982 issue: Donald McGavran

From the Director

From the Director

Dear Friends,

We have been praying a lot.

One prayer has been, "Oh Father, tell us a little more about what is going on. We thank you for helping us pay the June 1st payment four days before the Sept. 1st payment was due. But! We know it would have been a snap for You to pay the Sept. 1st payment on time too! Why was that not possible?"

As we have thus prayed, we have seen some answers:

  1. Human factors: We may simply have not worked hard enough or efficiently enough to get the word out.
  2. Spiritual factors: God may be trying to drive us to our knees to show us how dependent we are, to maintain for us the spirit of dependency upon Him. He may precisely wish to indicate that it is not our methods that make the difference.

We certainly have gone to our knees.

We have not felt lead to divert our major attention away from the goal of spreading the daily discipline of the Frontier Fellowship. (See my answer to a letter on page 19.)

At this moment, of course, we look forward only eleven months away to a payment 36 times as large as these we are now dealing with (see p. 8)! "Oh Father, we have run with the footmen and they have wearied us, how can we contend with horses? (Jer. 12:5)"

Two things are perfectly clear:

  1. Unless the Lord moves the hearts of other organizations to help us, we have no hope
  2. If 150 denominations and agencies do decide to collaborate in the

Frontier Fellowship, we have no fear.

Our prayers and your prayers can make the difference!


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