Posted by: macahajo | May 27, 2016

fishing

One day, Jesus got into a fisherman’s boat and started to teach the people. When he finished, Jesus said to Simon the fisherman, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon told Jesus how they had worked hard all night and didn’t catch anything. But he said to Jesus that he would let down the nets because Jesus told him to.

And Scripture records in Luke 5:6-7, “When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.”

One morning recently before we met with Hugue, our Cameroonian ministry partner, I read this Scripture; a story that I’ve read many times over the years. But for the first time, these words stood out to me: So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them…

Jesus blessed Simon with an abundant amount of fish, and he needed help to bring in all of the fish. So, he called on his partners.

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I thought about this in the context that we find ourselves in. We are partnering with Hope Social Action, a Cameroonian Christian organization that is reaching out to the most vulnerable in Cameroon; to widows, to orphans, and to the blind. We came to Africa to help our Cameroonian brothers and sisters in Christ reach more people with the Gospel, bringing hope for today and for eternity! We have not come to take over. We have not come to lead, in the traditional sense of the word, up-front. We have come to serve along side our Cameroonian brothers and sisters. We are joining them in their work among their people.

Last weekend, we had a retreat with the leaders of Hope. Mark coached them in developing their mission, vision and values to help bring clarity and focus to their ministry.

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     Pictured above from left to right: Hugue, Mark, Gildas, Martial, and Cathy

Please pray for Hugue, Gildas and Martial as they continue to develop their ministry among the most vulnerable in Cameroon, and how we can have the greatest impact together.

In Christ, Cathy Lynn

 


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