Do you remember the movie “Field of Dreams”? It is now perhaps one of America’s baseball movie classics.
The main character, a farmer, receives a vision about building a baseball field on his corn field. The farm is threatened with foreclosure by the bank. His brother urges him to sell it. During this time, he sees visions of his father who was once a baseball player?
Kevin Costner plays the lead role and in one of his visions, a very compelling line was uttered by a voice saying, “If you build it, he will come.” This leads him to build a baseball field in his corn field. Ghosts, or not, of baseball’s glory days dating back to the 1900’s play on the field. One of them ask,”Is this heaven?” to which he replies, “No, Iowa.”
The movie is touching and full of “could’ves and should’ve’s,” and then the message of redeeming the time.
The difference between that story, and the reality of being part of starting a Bible College in the Philippines, is that we know the voice who is leading us, God. We get to be part of something beautiful, teaching the Word of God.
What we are called to do is to build a place where the whole counsel of God is taught to the Filipinos. The only ghost here is the Holy Spirit. There will be challenges, but in the words of Pastor Chuck Smith, “Where God guides, He provides.”
As we become part of the building process, we get to simply stand back and watch God do the increase of students and disciples of Jesus Christ.
As He builds it, they will come.
Are you ready to be a part of this work?
It is time to arise. Please pray that we will stay faithful and ask God how you can prayerfully and/or financially join us in this exciting adventure. Remember that no gift is too small in Him.
“…So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.”