We know that our missionaries face many hardships and dangers when they serve overseas. But Phil Wardell, one of our missionaries in East Asia, says having a child who is sick is one of the biggest challenges he and his wife have faced. His oldest daughter was sick for almost three years; five times she had to be evacuated to a hospital in another area for emergency treatment.
But their strong Christian faith enabled the Wardells to continue serving. Their daughter recovered. Phil says they learned that the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. When other missionaries have hardships, he shares their story to encourage them not to give up.
Aren’t you glad we are supporting missionaries like the Wardells, who are truly committed to their calling and to service? It is through our church’s Cooperative Program giving we support them. And now let’s thank the Lord for taking care of this missionary family and for their faithfulness in service.