One of the greatest joys when I served on a missions team, came from a corps officer during an open air ministry. There was a particular town that was hit by a tornado and was still recovering years later. During his alter call and while in uniform, he got down on his knees on dirt ground, and began to pray with the people. I couldn’t understand what he was saying in his prayers but I could feel God’s presence in him. His humbleness in meeting people where they were, inspired me to one day incarnate that type of ministry; a day that I am now pursuing. Sometimes I forget that I serve God’s people and unconsciously separate myself from them as if I’m better. But then I’m reminded of that officer and hear God saying “humble yourself and serve my people.”
Kenneth Jones served as a member of the 2012 Hungary Summer Mission Team and the 2013 Suriname Summer Mission Team. He is currently enrolled as a cadet in The Salvation Army College for Officer Training.
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