Who’s Directing Your Journey?

By Warren Hardig MFM International Executive Director

Editorial-ExitSignMen for Missions’ tag line is, “Your life changing journey.”

Thousands of individuals have taken an exit that lasted a week or two in Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador, or an Asian country. These exits can be hazardous to your ambitions. OMS has taken many people to that exit God has blessed. “God blesses us that the ends of the earth may fear Him” (Psalm 67:7).

We are excited, thrilled, and overjoyed at the results of our ministry teams to Colombia, Ecuador, and other nations.

MFM has gained traction in Cuba and Colombia. Leadership in Colombia is ready to ask men from Canada, U.K., and the U.S. to join them in telling people in Latin and South America about Jesus. The Psalmist said it best, “Come and hear all who fear God and I will tell of what he has done for my soul” (Psalm 66:16). Our greatest need is for more people to tell what He has done for their soul.

My life changing journey began in Haiti, as I realized for the first time that the Holy Spirit of God is not bound by cultural, linguistic, or racial barriers as I prayed with a Haitian gentleman on a mountain trail to receive forgiveness of his sins.

Warren Hardig (right) with team in Colombia
Years later in Colombia, I visited more homes. A knock on one door brought a lady to answer. At first I was unsure if she was a man or woman. However, she was willing to hear my story. I told her I was a shy country boy who grew up afraid to get old, afraid to die, and how I began attending church. I also told her about my addiction to tobacco, and that one morning I prayed and asked God to forgive my sins and take away the tobacco. She responded, “I have cancer in my throat because I smoke.” I explained how clean I felt after God saved and delivered me from my addiction.

The lady responded, “I have breast cancer also.” I responded, “Ma’am, I would never want to do anything to hurt you, but are you ready for where this cancer is going to take you?” She shook her head, “No.” My Colombian brother used the EvangeCube to share the plan of salvation. She prayed to receive Christ.

I asked if she had a Bible. Again, she shook her head, “No.” She warmly received the Word of God that Canadian MFMers had provided. My interpreter and I were both wiping tears as we said our good byes.

I have been haunted by the memory of the lady with cancer. She is probably in heaven now. What if I hadn’t gone? What about those I didn’t talk to? Psalms says, “God, our God blesses us. God blesses us, that all the ends of the earth may fear Him” (Psalm 67:6b-7).

I have three requests: Will you pray for our teams?  Will you ask God if He wants you to go? What about those who haven’t heard?  I will never forget my experiences in Colombia.