Divine interruptions

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Published On May 27, 2014 by Rob Phillips

MBC Executive Director John Yeats was part of a six-person team of Missouri Baptist volunteers on Gibitngil last month. He reflects on God’s sovereignty in the midst of uncertainty:

“Divine interruptions are the handiwork of God and we have to learn to listen. For example, just prior to this trip, we learned that my wife Sharon will most likely have a surgical procedure when we return. The outcome will be huge and it could have derailed our participation on this mission.

“Then we learned that the DR task assigned to us, water filtration, ended when the boat carrying the filters sank to the bottom of the Philippine Sea. So instead, we did construction and painting. 

“By faith we pressed on. We welcomed the interruptions and God allowed us to participate with Him in seeing lives changes for all eternity.”

Yeats further remarks on the disaster relief responses of people and churches in our state: “Missouri Baptists have big, generous hearts to help people, even those they cannot see. It is amazing for our people to use their giftedness and hands to actually touch lives in Jesus’ name. Without a doubt the Lord desires that every Great Commission disciple pray, send, go and give. We are on mission with Him wherever we are.” ν

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Director of Communications at Missouri Baptist Convention
Rob Phillips is communications team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is responsible for MBC messaging, project management, web and graphic services, audio/visual and live event support, and promotion of CP and MMO. He is a certified apologetics instructor who speaks at churches, conferences, training events and other venues. He provides free downloadable resources for pastors and teachers at www.oncedelivered.net.
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