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Walking, Talking and Loving
March 18, 2011

Walking, Talking and Loving

It has been said that we cannot understand someone unless we walk in their shoes. 

In this edition of Asian Report, we learn more about transformational mission, lives being changed by holistic, incarnational, and collaborative efforts and resources.  In essence, walking, talking and loving people.  Asian Outreach’s President Francis Tsui explains the key to transformational ministry with stories from the field, while Cambodia Director, Romanea, will shed insightful thoughts, opening our eyes to seeing Jesus walking in Asia. 

Recently while in Nepal, I spent time with our Asian Outreach field staff. I was impacted by co-workers, walking with the Tibetan refugee community in Kathmandu, people without residency status and opportunity.  Ministering with love and very little budget, one dear sister is helping meet the daily needs of this community.  At the same time, she is offering wise counsel to families that have been mistreated and dealing with heartbreaking issues every day.  Sitting on the floor in the tiny one room apartment of a family with two active boys, I witnessed our co-worker share the outstanding news of the gospel of hope unto salvation, that brings the presence and power of God to walk these folks through current trials. Another dimension building up the family, community and relationship, is the assistance given to start a small business in selling Tibetan crafts. This is grassroots mission interconnecting body, soul and spirit transformation through incarnational relationships.  Walking, talking and loving.

“Love has be become an action or something concrete… there must be an incarnation.  Love must be made flesh,” declares musician Bono.

"Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" (Luke 24)  On the road in Israel, Jesus walked with some disillusioned disciples, imparting hope into their disappointments and truth into their understanding.  Just like these disciples of old, Jesus still comes to walk in our shoes, imparting hope and truth.  “The Word became human and made his home among us” (John 1:14 NLT).

As we reflect on some of the key points in this Asian Report, let’s be mindful of how we can stroll with people in such a way that we see lasting, holistic transformation in our own neighborhoods as well as in communities in Asia .  Thank you for your prayer and support for walking with Asian Outreach. 

Click here if you would like to read the latest Asian Report. 

May our hearts burn for the kingdom of God, moving us into more walking, talking and loving in our communities.  

Every blessing!


Filed under: Regional Missions Director's Report


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