I listened to an old podcast I had forgotten about
I encourage everyone to take the time to listen to it. It reminded me about the cost of discipleship. Celestine talks about receiving beatings for the gospel. Many pastors spent days hiking through swamps, fighting hippos and crocodiles just so they could get to a conference to learn how to better serve their people. A woman named Mary used to get up very early every morning to collect cans alongside the road, so she could sponsor a child. Without that sponsorship Celestine would not be where he is today, and I would not have been reminded so vividly about the cost of discipleship.