This is a wonderful birthday card that I received from the Philippines sent to me by Bryce Spears, son of one of our missionaries. This card is very special to me just knowing that a 7-year-old child would take the time to make a card like this and send it to the U. S. just for my birthday.
As far as I am concerned, my birthday has no real meaning except that I am older, but to receive a card like this, along with all the other cards that I received, is a very special thing.
Bryce, thank you, and may God bless you as you grow strong in the Lord and as you surrender to his word and his will. Perhaps when you become an adult the Lord will have a very special job for you to do.
Sometimes we forget our missionaries out there on the field, but this little one did not forget me. Let's take the time to give a little personal attention to our missionaries, letting them know that we really appreciate what they are doing and that we love them and pray for them often. This will be a great encouragement to them. I am sure they need much encouragement, since much danger lies in many of the countries into which our missionaries go.
We cannot fulfill the Great Commission without our missionaries. We must go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Without missionaries who surrender to go to these places, our efforts are weak and feeble; but with them we can go into the whole world with the Gospel. May God help us to appreciate them.