Dave and Judy Wright serve in Papua New Guinea with New Tribes. Dave was in our College and Career group, and later the MIT support group that we started for those who had missions in mind as a career option. Dave has begun a series of lessons with the Mengen tribe and could do with your prayers this week in particular as it comes down to decision time. As he faces this critical week, Dave quotes from A.W. Tozer:

“Ministers of the gospel should search their own hearts and look deep into their inner motives. No man is worthy to succeed until he is willing to fail. No man is morally worthy of success in religious activities until he is willing that the honor of succeeding should go to another if God so wills. God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to the point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.

God will allow His servant to succeed when he has learned that success does not make him dearer to God nor more valuable in the total scheme of things. We cannot buy God’s favor with crowds or converts or new missionaries sent out or Bibles distributed. All these things can be accomplished without the help of the Holy Spirit. Our great honor lies in being just what Jesus was and is. To be accepted by those who accept Him, rejected by all who reject Him, loved by those who love Him and hated by everyone that hates Him. What greater glory could come to any man? We can afford to follow Him to failure. Faith dares to fail.”

A.W. Tozer Born After Midnight