THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD SUPPLY LINES

I have a friend who is a supply officer in the US Navy. At first that may not sound like a very glamorous or even an important job, but it really is. The supply line is the key to every army’s success. Many great armies have been defeated because of an inadequate supply line. That was a big problem for the British in the Revolutionary War. When there are no forthcoming supplies the army, no matter how committed or well trained, will suffer.

When Paul and Barnabas went on their First Missionary Journey, the church at Antioch supported them with prayer, encouragement, help and finances (Acts 13:1-3; 14:26-28). Paul needed his home base or he wouldn’t have been able to take those journeys and most of the New Testament would never have happened.   An army is only as good as its supply line, and Paul’s supply and provision from Antioch was what was behind the success of his ministry.

You are my supply line. It is your prayer, encouragement, help and financial support that keep our ministry in India going. If you are reading the blog, then this applies to you. Your part is just as important as the part of those who go to India and talk. No one is more important than the other, we both need each other equally.

Thanks for your faithfulness in prayers, support and giving. It is gratefully appreciated, by me, the pastors in India, and God Himself! (Doylestown, PA, June 24, 2015)

Acts 13:1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,“Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

Acts 14:26 From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. 27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

Are your faithful to your God-given responsibilities to support your church, this ministry and others God has put in your path? Faithful, consistent prayer is the most important need we have and one everyone can meet. Please pray for this ministry, your church, and other ministries you know about.

Also thank God for those who are your supply line now, those who pray for you, encourage you and help you in your life for the Lord.

INDIA UPDATE: The new book is almost done being translated and then will be printed. Pray God will guide those doing this work and the finished product will bring many closer to Him.

We are working on plans for Pastor Moses’ trip to the USA September 2-18. Pray God would use this time to increase our supply line so we can be even more fruitful in our work in India.

C t O Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
jerry@ChristianTrainingOrganization.org
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