Let’s suppose that you were going to sponsor someone to, say, learn a language. What if that person turned out to be the number one go-getter of the language learning school? What if he did every homework assignment and even more to make sure he understood a concept? What if he took every class he could, even the most advanced translation class, and recently translated seven pages from his mother tongue to the target language? What if he went to optional tutoring three times a week? What if he increased his workload by also doing a language speaking route through the neighborhood, guided by and accountable to his tutor but without a grade, trudging through the rain to practice his memorized texts? What if at night, he spoke to his spouse in the goal language and before bed he read a fiction book in the new language to improve his vocabulary?
Wouldn’t you be pleased with your investment? Wouldn’t you love to know that he is one of the most improved students at the school? Wouldn’t you feel that you had gotten your money’s worth out of this language learner? Wouldn’t you smile to think that he will be the same kind of doctor, with diligence helping many people who have nothing? Wouldn’t it please you to imagine him using his new language every day to change people’s lives and show them the love of Jesus? If he were your spouse instead of the person you sponsored, wouldn’t you want to tell everyone about him in a blog post with too many rhetorical questions? Well, I would.