Author: Craig Kuehn, Go To Nations Vice President of Ministries
11 For He will give his angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. 12 They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not trike your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:11-12 New American Standard
Divine Protection for missionaries is a very real and very DAILY necessity. Many live in difficult places. The air is polluted, the traffic is entirely unpredictable, and who knows how the food in the local restaurant is prepared. Long term cross cultural workers often deal with health issues from years of work in physically challenging conditions.
But even more critical to be aware of is that missionaries are in hostile SPIRITUAL environments. They often face daily battles in countries where there is oppression and powerful spiritual forces at work. The Enemy of our souls is NEVER happy when we disrupt his plans in the lives of others.
When we first arrived in Manila, we learned that an unusual number of missionary wives from several large denominations had taken serious falls down stairs. It made me more aware to stay vigilant and PRAY. We prayed Psalm 91 when we got up in the morning. Many of our team prayed it as they drove out into traffic or headed in to the city. You can pray today that your missionaries are safe and protected from any harm (Psalm 91); that no weapon formed against them will prosper (Isaiah 54:17); and that all sickness and disease will be stopped in it’s tracks (Deut 7:15).
Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray for Missionaries and Christians around the world. I pray Psalm 91 over them! No physical, spiritual or emotional weapon will prosper against them in the name of Jesus! I pray that each of them walk in authority knowing that no sickness or disease has any place in their bodies because they have been bought with the blood of Jesus, and nothing in more powerful than the blood! I thank you for divine protection to be able to carry out the plans you have for them in the name of Jesus!
Craig and his wife, Sandra, have been with GTN since 1990. They have championed GTN's vision to train, equip, and mobilize laborers in Asia since moving to Manila, Philippines in 1991. In 1994, the Kuehn's accepted the role of Asia/Pacific Regional Directors and continue to serve in that role and as of 2016 Craig also serves as Vice President of Ministries.