This is a quote from his book Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?
The young men so educated are sometimes, by that very education, out of touch with their congregations. They return to their people with strange ideas and strange habits. They are lonely, and they have to struggle against the perils of loneliness. They are not even the best teachers of people from whose intellectual and spiritual life they have so long been absent. They do not know how to answer their difficulties or to supply their necessities. They know so much Christian doctrine and philosophy that they have fogotten the religion of their country. The congregation has not grown with them, nor they with the congregation. They come, as it were, from outside, and only a few exceptional men can learn to overcome that difficulty( page 106)
I fear that I may not be one of those exceptional men. It is lonely here. I am but a stranger in this place. I do not know which way to turn. I feel as though I am standing on the bank of the Red Sea with walls of water on my right and my left and the Egyptian army behind me. May the gift of faith send me running across the sea on dry land!
March 7th, 2011 at 10:45 am
Psalm 66:10-12 10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; 12 you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
God is faithful!!!!!!
March 10th, 2011 at 6:56 pm
God will see you through these trying times. Praying for you brother, give me a call if you ever need someone to talk to.