When Ann left for the field, she expected life to be hard. She knew the Christian life included suffering, but she didn’t expect it to come to her, at least not the way it did. Join us in looking back at how God showed His grace, provision and presence in Ann’s life.
She knew the Christian life included suffering, but she didn’t expect it to come to her.
We get the privilege of looking back with Ann, seeing the way God has woven His grace, provision and presence throughout Ann’s life.
As a new missionary, Ann was adjusting to Central Asian culture and learning the language when a sudden event dramatically changed her life. Listen to her story of a home break-in and attack just nine months after arriving in her new country. She shares the effects on her faith and relationships and how God used it.
“Suffering can mean many different things, but biblical suffering is to bear or tolerate pain or loss that has not been of my own doing, to bear what God brings for His sake and to accomplish His purposes.”
Suffering is biblical because the Bible tells us we will suffer. But God also says He will walk with us in the suffering. It is not without purpose or hope. Join us as we discuss questions like: Should we expect suffering in the Christian life and kingdom work? How does this fit with our faith? How does God meet us in the struggle? Can it be used for His glory? We can learn so much from Ann’s humility, strength and dependence on God in hard times. She is an encouragement to press forward in dependence on God as we seek to pursue His calling in our lives.