From Mission Field to Missionary

This article is written by Jack Housley. Jack and Janie are now retired after serving from 1975 to 2017, most of those years in Papua New Guinea. Jack has made brief trips back since then.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words could not describe my feeling for this pastor. I have followed him from his youth until today. Lord, teach me to pray for him the way he prays for the missionaries that helped them come from darkness into light.

Namoleya praying with his head down

God Lets Us Be a Part of His Work

Namoleya wrote a letter to Janie, my wife, with these words:

“Dear Janie, I have not forgotten you. You were like a momma to me, and I have not forgotten you. If you die, I will see you in Heaven. I am praying God will help you. Goodbye, Janie.”

In his poverty, He prayed God would be with us in our abundance. God, thank you for allowing Janie and [me] to be just a small part of his life. Thank you, Lord, for the men and women that learned culture and language, allowing them to preach the gospel in a language the people could understand.

two men study the Bible during a church service

There Is Much More to Be Done

Please pray with us as we look upon the fields that are white to harvest and pray with us, asking the Lord of the Harvest to send more laborers into His fields. Many missionaries are working. But there is much work to be done. As we stand on the edge of eternity in these last days, let us finish the work God has given us to do.

Thank you for standing behind missionaries as they reach and disciple the lost. Praise God that many of those believers are now bringing others to our Savior.

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