Let she who boasts, boast in the Lord (and His work in her husband)

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.

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8 thoughts on “Let she who boasts, boast in the Lord (and His work in her husband)

  1. Way to go! That is meant for both of you — for your wonderful tenacity and thirst, Will, and for your joyous appreciation of your husband, Allison. God is surely smiling!

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  2. SO proud of you, Will! And thrilled for you, Allison, as you have watched this man you love give this his all (just as he does in your family and his work!). What a blessing! Thanks for letting us know so we can praise God with you!

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    • Denny, thanks for the kind words. We are praising God together for this good work he has done and is continuing to do in our family. I am not the only one who has made progress this year. Allison is incredible with her Spanish, and the kids are incredible when you consider how little Spanish they have been taught. See you soon!

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  3. This is the Will I came to know and love serving with him in Bible Study Fellowship. Whatever he did, the way he led, they way he prayed for the men he shepherded in his groups, he did it unto the Lord, for His glory and purpose. Will is a living example of what Colossians 3:23-24 looks like. So glad to call him my brother in Christ.

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    • Mark, I am so thankful and appreciative of you encouraging words. I reread Colossians and I am challenged anew to live and work for God in all that I do. I miss being under your leadership at BSF, learning especially from you, but also all the men in that circle. It was a transformative 2 years watching you serve our group and lead as I think Christ would want. Thank you again; I will be remembering your encouraging note for a long time to come.

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  4. I would like to add that all the views and opinions expressed in this blogpost are not fully endorsed or even agreed upon by the subject. However, I am thankful for a loving wife who chooses to continually see the best in me and to not dwell on some of the unlovable truth. – Will

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