When our 316NOW teachers travel in China we always are accompanied by translators and assisted by local church leaders. One of our translators shares this remembrance.
I don’t remember how many times I followed American pastors to do their ministry work around China, just as I can't count how many blessings the Lord has given me.
It's his mercy that I could make acquaintance with his great shepherds and work as their servant.
They have different characters reflecting Jesus' humility. Some are like my father; I don't dare to be too naughty. Others are like my big brother; I can talk with them about anything. There is one who is just like my spiritual grandpa. He spoiled me, even when I wasn’t on my best behavior. Everyone of them, however, has been very knowledgeable about the Scriptures and work hard to share their knowledge. I love them all; I have learned much from each of them.
I also love traveling with them on our ministry trips. God has used those trips to teach me to rely on him every step of the journey. I never spent so much time praying every day. I have learned to ask God to remove my spiritual pride and the thorns in my life. “Transform me into a gentle and humble servant,” I ask. I have watched in amazement as God blessed each of us and made his work fruitful. But it isn’t just our students who benefitted. The pastors and I benefitted from seeing his amazing grace and mercy at work through us. May he prepare us for more ministry trips coming in future!