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Preseident's Perspective: No One Can Do It Alone

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No One Can Do It Alone

By Hubert Harriman
January-March 2014


No One Can Do It Alone
One of the most enduring memories of my growing-up years was mealtime. My mother was a great cook, but more important than the food was the family time. Here is where we shared stories, laughter, and tears. It was here where we prayed together. It was around the table where we knew we were not alone with the challenges of life—we had love, we had understanding, and we had support.

In many cultures, one of the strongest acts of acceptance, honor, and blessing is an invitation into a home for a meal. In the same way, the most powerful statement God ever made with His children was to invite us to put our feet under His table. It’s around the table where we know we are not alone with the challenges of life.

Ministry, bar none, is the most challenging work one will ever be involved in. No one can do it alone, and, not surprisingly, it’s in the sense of “aloneness” where ministries struggle. In relation to ministry, the greatest words of assurance Jesus ever spoke to His disciples were, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 NKJV). That truth has held many a lonely Christian worker through rough waters. 

In Christian community, we honor what each person brings to the table. For this reason, Community/Partnerships is one of WGM’s core values. We reach out to others in ministry and are grateful for those who reach out to us. This is common practice throughout the WGM ministry footprint these days. We will have it no other way.

Come and join us at this table of Christian workers. Here we will find love, understanding, and support. On this side of heaven, there is no greater fellowship than this.

Act!ACT: This month invite someone in ministry to have dinner in your home. Take this time to encourage them in the ministry God has called them to.

More!MORE: Visit www.wgm.org/corevalues to view a complete list of WGM’s core values.
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