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It only takes a spark
To get a fire going,
And soon all those around
Will warm up to its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it;
You spread his love to everyone;
You want to pass it on.
“Pass it On” Kurt Kaiser
Way back in 1999, Morgan was just a baby and we were living in our home area of Destin, Florida. Mike co-taught a Sunday school class, and the other teacher called one night and said, “I have this great documentary about missions I want the class to see Sunday.” The video changed our lives forever.
The video was called Ee-taow, and it was an amazing history of how God called out a people among the Mouk in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Mark and Gloria Zook learned the language of this people group, taught systematically through the Bible, and saw a church born.
When Mike brought home the video, we were both speechless. The thought that there were people still on the earth today that were so isolated by geography and language that they had never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ was hard to grasp.
Within months, we moved to the New Tribes Bible School in Jackson, Michigan, to begin a four-year training program to become career missionaries.
In 2007, I was standing on the porch hanging my wet laundry out to dry, looking out over a beautiful valley to the mighty mountain range just north of us.
I remember thinking to myself, “Why aren’t there more people doing this?” The mountain I looked at every day was full of little round houses, full of people that all spoke a different language. The mountain after that one and after that one were the same. The needs were great, and we started thinking of how to do our part and share what we were doing so that others would get on board to see that all the tribes, tongues, and nations know the glorious truth of Lord Jesus Christ.
That is how making videos and writing blogs began. Like anything that is new, there were some expectations and also some hesitations of what would come from just an idea. However, we could have never expected the great friendships we have made and encouraging stories we have heard because of the Wild Brothers videos.
“It only takes a spark.” My childhood memories of youth camping trips ring with that song. In 2018, we all have the opportunity to light sparks and see the flame of the gospel go forth. What will your spark look like? Will it look like Tim and Maria Anderson’s spark? Will it look like Aidan VanPelt’s? Will your spark look like our friends the Edwardes’? Stay tuned to read our upcoming series about how the Lord has impressed upon these people to make an impact for the kingdom of God and be a part of spreading his fame!
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