For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Eph. 2:8-10 ESV

Notes from Logbook – July 2013, Sierra Nevada

“Leaving *** en route to *** for a reunion with my siblings and their kids. All unbelievers. Lord, please open eyes and ears, soften hearts.”

It is so hard to watch our unsaved family members live without hope for eternal life. It is heart-wrenching and we grieve because they have not yet seen their need for a personal relationship with Jesus. Some even openly mock or deny the idea that God exists. Nevertheless, we love them and care for them. Sometimes, after years of praying for them, we don’t know what else to pray but we continue to pray and trust God.

PRAYER: Lord, in addition to unsaved people everywhere, please allow lost family members of missionaries to see their need for your gift of grace. Open their hearts to understand that salvation comes only through faith in Your death and resurrection. Amen