Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave» (Exodus 18:20). When Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, came to visit him right after the children of Israel left Egypt, he sat him down and gave the reluctant leader some good advice. «Get organized,» he said. «Don’t try to do everything yourself, and remember why you’re here.
«Being a student missionary requires organization and loads of teamwork. I learned very quickly that in areas in which I wasn’t talented or experienced, someone else was.
We worked as a team and enjoyed the fruits of our labors as a team.
After our revival meetings, we asked if anyone would like to be baptized. One of our students raised her hand. Wow! Talk about excited. God had used us to reach someone, and we were thrilled beyond words.
On the day of her baptism we all stood proudly to watch her being lowered under the water by the center pastor who’d been studying with her for some time. As a group we had talked to her, sang to her, taught her things she didn’t know before, expressed God’s love and forgiveness, prayed for her, and encouraged her. Now, as a group, we welcomed her into the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
When we asked her why she’d decided to be baptized, she said, «I’d heard and read about God ever since I was a little kid. But here at the center you showed God to me, and that made all the difference.»