“Yet, the point is not so much that I have any special abilities, but that my story is a story of obedience to God,” shares Simon. “In fact, there are generations of other Christians who gave up their homeland to travel a worse road just to bring the message of hope and healing to other people. I tell my story, because it is a story of how a simple act— one that is actually fun and enjoyable—can still lead to transformation.”
As many Zimbabweans are scattering abroad due to economic decline, OM workers are encouraging young nationals to make the most of their gifts in all contexts.
“When we look at the unfinished task of reaching close to three billion people who have never heard the gospel, it can look daunting, impossible and unachievable, more so as one looks at world events,” Jessica says. “We can, however, live and lead in the midst of such circumstances, if our perspective is that this is His work, that He is not done, that the story is still being written and that in the end He wins.”