The Kingdom of God Breaking in Upon Us Requires that We Hold Back our Own Best Solutions and Thinking

If you are familiar with the work of CCIM you will have noticed that we go about ministry in a fairly unique way: we expect to be hosted by those we travel to and minister alongside. At first glance this seems to be disproportionate to the economic realities of west meeting east. How does one coming from one of the most affluent countries in the world get off on asking those in the poorest countries in the world to host her?

Well, it’s taken some time and the Lord’s heavy hand upon us at CCIM, but we are now convinced and thoroughly convicted that this is how the Lord would have us move. Let me try to explain.

My first exposure to the unique economic working of the Lord came as I was staying with Edith in Uganda back in 2011. Having breakfast on her front porch one day, she pointed out to me the verse in Matthew 10:41a, “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.” Edith understood that keeping me in her home was a gift back unto the Lord and one that would be honoured in the big scheme of things.
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