For Richard, Mission is not an event, it’s a lifestyle.
I sat on the edge of my seat as I listened to little Richard narrate his story during the ALIVE Kenya Mission to North Pokot. He’s in class 7. You will always find him with two things: his old Swahili New Testament Bible, tarred and all marked; his old black mamba bike and a biro pen. Bring up a trifling conversation, he’ll pull away and find better company with his little bible.
He cycled for over 12 hours to get to the Mission site. He actually attended all 3 Missions that ran concurrently, never mind the distances. By the time the last Missions are done, he’ll be back to school. While in his school, he is busy having bible studies with his classmates (and yes, even teachers). He was expelled from his former school for ‘filling the school with his doctrine’ (read Present Truth). He has been summoned by the His former Bishop to defend his belief. He was poisoned by his mother when he broke the news that he was converted (Praise God he survived to lead her mother, brothers and father to baptism!).
Talk about a Sense of Urgency. Talk about Radical Commitment. Talk about Love for mission. Talk about Excellence.