Photocredit: Keith Gandy
On Sunday evening I sat with a despondent man from our church until 11 PM.
Last night I had multiple phone calls late at night dealing with a run-away teenager and her parents.
Drama and sorrow in multiple families.
Then there is the question of dealing with cultural challenges and language inadequacies.
If someone would ask, Keith, why do you do what you do? What keeps you going? I think of the answer of Jesus in John 4:32 when the disciples instructed him to take nourishment: I've got food to eat that you are unaware of. That on the heels of a conversation with a woman whose eyes were opened and realized not only her need for a savior, but found him speaking with her.
If the question comes: Keith, what keeps you motivated?
Listen to Eric for the answer. (By the way, I dubbed his testimony on the fly and now notice German words and flipped sentence structures. Now you might understand the previous comment of language inadequacies.) This is what drives me to push through all the rest of the painful stuff.