Compelled by His Love
3 Dec 2021
During November, we aimed to highlight how God’s love should compel us to do extraordinary things for the sake of the Gospel. We will heard stories of what motivated cross cultural workers to take the gospel to the unreached, and why they continue to serve today.
Be encouraged as you hear about God at work in the world.
We are the Petersens, a family of 4, recently departed from Sydney and currently in France awaiting the re-opening of Madagascar’s borders. We will be serving long-term as doctors at a medical project in northern Madagascar.
Serving Christ cross-culturally has been a desire of ours for many years, particularly in Africa in a medical capacity. We feel an increasing burden for unreached people and can’t ignore the significant health burdens and inequalities that exist around the world. After multiple short-term trips, we have grown to deeply love Madagascar and the Malagasy people. We love our life in Australia, but the heart and passion that we have for Madagascar is a gift from God, and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve Him in this way and at this time.
We are the Stewart family: Tim, Kristen and our children Mikayla, Joshua and Chloe. With so many around the world returning to their home nations, we realised there was an even greater need for people to ‘go’. That is what compelled us to be willing and available to step out of our comfort zone and move to Cambodia. Tim serves here as a teacher at Hope International School. The school’s aim is to help support missionaries on the ground by providing Christ-centred, quality education for their children. Being able to serve in Cambodia is a privilege, and we are grateful to go on this adventure for and with our amazing God! There is still a big need for teachers at this time. If you are a teacher, why don’t you pray about joining us here in Phnom Penh!
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