Robert Moffat, a missionary to Africa in the 1800s said, "In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been." What a sad thought to think that there are still places today in the world that have yet to hear the name of Jesus. This is what God has been impressing on my heart lately, especially after returning from a trip to Peru that I took with Lindsay a couple weeks ago. Every person should have a chance to hear about and know the God who made them, and yet there are people in the world right now who never get that chance. It's so easy for me to get caught up in the routine of my day and forget this sobering truth. Jesus definitely knew and felt this as he looked out over Jerusalem and wept (Luke 19:41). I feel like God has been reminding me of this over and over again, refreshing my perspective on giving my time, energy, and resources to students on the college campus.
I want God's heart for the nations and for all people to become my heart. Instead of just going through the motions as a campus ministry worker, I want this heart for the whole world to fuel my life. I'm beginning to pray that the students I touch on the campus would go and be a blessing to the places and people around the world that are currently cut off from the good news that Jesus came and died for them that they might know, love, and treasure Him!
- Daniel Hill