“Get ready,” I (Zach) woke up this morning with these words on my mind. Although I’m traveling for a week today, I wasn’t thinking about the normal preparations, packing my bags, filling my water bottle, double checking my travel documents. I felt like God was saying to me “Get your heart ready.” I went to our prayer room and uh opened my uh phone to Psalm 51, which I have been trying to memorize. “Have mercy on me Oh God, accordning to your steadfast love…” Today we begin a two day journey to a village where there are very few Christians. Two visitors have come to see if this will be a good place for four new storytellers (yet to be recruited—would you like to be one?) to have their first experience in serving God in Africa.
I don’t know what form opposition might take, but I know that this morning, my heart sensed I needed to be ready in my inner being. Please pray that I would listen to God’s guiding as we discuss with Nigerian brothers and sisters in the field. Pray that we would be unified in purpose and that Jesus would use us to prepare the ground for his story to be told in this land!