My mom and dad have modeled what it looks like to live with emboldened faith in many different spheres of life. I had a front row seat to my mom’s day-to-day reliance on the Lord until she was called home a few years ago. Dad and I still work closely on OneHope initiatives, continuing to strategize how to innovate Scripture engagement programs for the next generation.
My parents had a history of trying and accomplishing great things for God – a legacy of faith that still guides, inspires, and models vision for us today. Even before OneHope came to be, they were pioneering ministry initiatives globally. Their first international excursion was shortly after they were married, traveling to the remote regions of West Africa to share the Gospel, a region where many missionaries didn’t dare go. Through their obedience to His call, revivals happened throughout many villages.
When I was a young boy and our family was living in the Middle East, my dad helped grow the local Church through Bible correspondence courses – a groundbreaking initiative at the time, eventually leading to the development of a theological school. My parents didn’t always see the next five steps ahead of them, but they were careful to take the next step in reliance on the Lord.
My dad has often said that as Christians, we plant and water, but it’s God who brings the growth. We can be good stewards of what we are given, like sharing Scripture engagement programs with children and youth, but ultimately growth or transformation happens in God’s timing.
Students who take classes in the Hoskins School of Mission will be learning a combination of ministry and marketplace skills through their courses, being encouraged to walk in faith no matter their job title. I’m glad mom and dad will be an inspiration to students for years to come, as they are to me.
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Thanks for the information, Sir. I believe you and Dad still strategize how to innovate scripture engagement programs for some good reasons.
It is certain that our first point of call is to lead. But, I believe that scripture engagement (if I understand this term well) is vital. Certainly, we have to continue developing our leadership skills, knowledge and abilities.
One thing the Lord has shown me, I believe, is that we can not do much for Him or produce the expected outcomes if we don’t share His unadulterated Word.
Paul says…. it is the power of God unto salvation…. (Romans 1:16). Jesus reprimanded some people ” you do mistakes not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God ( Matthew 22:29). A great preacher said if we continue to use the scriptures and don’t experience God’s power then we might be in error. Paul warns the Galatians Church about another gospel (Galatians 1:8, 9).
The Lord has shown me, I believe, that the Antichrist has spread and still spreading twisted or perverted messages across the world through various media and other means. He has agents who are aiding him, even in the Church (the body of Christ).
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). He taught and preached the unadulterated Word, as the Word. In this end time, Jesus Christ has mandated us (body of Christ) to destroy the works of the Antichrist by teaching and preaching His unadulterated Word.
I believe this end time great tribulation is related to deception (Matthew 24:24) , perverting the truth of God’s Word.
The Church in Africa is under serious attack or if you like influence of the Antichrist because of economic hardships. But, we believe the end time revival will begin from Africa (Matthew 24:14)
One major outcome of the Antichrist’s deception upon the Church is to make her boast because of material or carnal things (Revelation 3:17) and not in the power of God or true knowledge of God (Jeremiah 9:24) I perceive.
God bless you richly for your humbleness of heart, Sir and may He bless you with long life and uncommon peace and joy, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.