This is an exert from our Spring 2021 newsletter. For the full newsletter, along with photos, you can visit https://mailchi.mp/[xxxxxx]/vorsterssummer21
Hello from the Vorsters!
We wanted to say a big WELCOME to those who have joined our newsletter since our spring update and a WELCOME BACK to those who have been reading for a while. We are so thankful for those of you who take time out of your day to hear about our life and calling to Madagascar!
As I (Kristen) was reading in my personal Bible reading time, I came across a verse that caught my attention. It’s the story in Mark chapter 10 where Jesus is talking to the rich young ruler. The man had asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus tells him the commandments that the man already knew and followed. But the first part verse 21 is what caused me to stop.
“Jesus looked at him and loved him…”
He then proceeds to give the man an invitation to follow Him (after he sells his possessions). Wow. Jesus looked at this man who He knew was about to reject His invitation. He knew the man loved his money more than Him. But Jesus looked at him and he loved him. He invited this man into His big story. As I think about my own life, I can imagine Jesus looking down at me and loving me. I can imagine all the times I have rejected His invitation to spend time with Him. I have done my own thing. I have loved other things more than Him. And yet, He looks down and loves me.
The same goes for you, my friend. He loves you. No matter what you have done. No matter how far you have run. No matter what you will do. He loves you. Will you accept His invitation?
As we get back to Madagascar, we hope to extend this invitation to people who have never heard. We hope to see the Malagasies follow Jesus with everything inside of them. Why? Because He loves them!
All for Him,