Be Faithful To What God Has Called You

He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
— Job 5:9
  Steeve and his precious family as he prepares to go to STEP for his first night of seminary, year 2.

Steeve and his precious family as he prepares to go to STEP for his first night of seminary, year 2.


As I look at this photo tonight, I am reminded of the story of the 12 stones Israel placed for a memorial after crossing the Jordan River (Joshua 4).  Somehow I see Stevenly, Caleb, and Lorie asking a variation of "What do these stones mean?" when they grow up.  

Haiti Awake is not even two years old, and already we can look back and see God's hand of guidance and faithfulness.  God has done amazing, miraculous things for the Derard family during this time.  It has been the Graves family's privilege to walk this journey with them, as friends, as ministry partners.

We eagerly anticipate the future.

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
— 2 Timothy 2:24

Steeve, here's our advice for you as you enter your 2nd year of seminary:

Listen: Just do your thing with passion , joy, honor, and humility, and folks will notice.

Actually, even if no one notices, be faithful to what God has called you.

Remember, we do what we do not for people’s applause but for God’s glory.

Don’t be held captive to either praise or criticism.

Know who you are, what you’re about, and most important, who you serve.
— Eugene Cho

And remember, you are greatly loved.