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From Martha's Desk: Fellowship & calling in 2017

by Martha Newsome | Feb 02, 2017
President & CEO

Reflecting on 2016, I’m filled with deep personal gratitude for the many blessings of family, friendships, and the purposeful work we do together at Medical Teams International.

Is this not an opportunity for the Church to step up, be relevant and provide light to our lost world?

And yet, I also felt daily distress at the headlines of sorrow that so often blighted my screen. I found myself depressed and disappointed by the lack of leadership or viable solutions offered to heal our world.

As we head into 2017, though, I find myself thinking, Is this not an opportunity for the Church to step up, be relevant and provide light to our lost world?

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Like the servants in the Gospel of Luke who got dressed, trimmed their lamps, and waited, ready through the long night to serve whenever their lord called them, am I preparing myself for my Lord’s call, to hear His voice and respond? Will I go out to the byways and highways to call the poor, the lame, the sick, and the forgotten to our Savior’s banquet? Am I – and are we – ready for the most surprising banquet that is open for all?

Our society and the people of our world are hungry, waiting, longing, desperate to join the feast. As 2017 dawns, my prayer is that the Lord opens the doors to His banquet hall, and that we hear his voice, ready and willing to go out and invite those in need to come in, to be fed, to find fellowship, and fullness of life.

-Martha Holley Newsome, President & CEO