Author Name Wagner, Betty Ann
Title Wayfarers Pilgrims & Strangers Seek the City Not Made w/ Hands Betty Ann Wagner
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Size Trade Paperback
Publisher Wayfarers Ministries, Inc. 1999-01-01
ISBN Number 0967522005 / 9780967522005
Seller ID 121109008
This INSCRIBED paperback book was published in 1999 by Wayfarers Ministries with 195 pages including the index and photographs. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The text is unmarked. The binding is tight. There is normal shelf and edge wear. The covers are moderately rubbed with some surface scratching. The history of the Christian Church and especially the missionary movement is full of stories of "ordinary" people, whose names may never appear in the history books, but who have made great and unique contributions to the total movement. Not that any of Betty Wagner's friends would consider her "ordinary." Anything but! But the story of Betty and Way-farers proves once again that when a person commits his or her life completely to Jesus Christ, and is willing to follow Him, no matter what the cost or how impossible it may appear, God will do amazing things through that person.......The Christian movement is undergoing powerful and positive changes today. Once thought to be nearly over by secular society, it has become the most international, intercultural movement in human history. Today men and women from Asia, Africa and Latin America join their brothers and sisters from the United States and Europe in carrying the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet had an opportunity to respond to it. And the number of those from the areas we used to call the "developing world," is now larger than those from the United States and Europe, and is growing much more rapidly......It is a multidenominational movement. People of older, traditional denominations, those from Pentecostal and newer Charismatic churches, and newer groups which have arisen outside of Western Churches, all join in this movement. Today, to an extent never previously seen the whole Church is engaged in taking the whole Gospel to the whole world. The ministry of Wayfarers reaches all of these groups and is a reflection of the universality of the Kingdom of God......Betty understood this instinctively before most others. Drawn by her love for Christ to serve students at Fuller Theological Seminary from many different countries, she began to reach out to people in ministry world wide. And her ministry has grown remarkably. Like a stone thrown in a still pond, which creates a series of ripples that continue to flow out to the very edge of the pond, so her ministry to hundreds of international church leaders and missionaries continues to expand, bringing fruit that will not be known until eternity. This is a wonderful example of small steps of obedience, which then lead to greater and greater steps until they eventually lead to every part of the world......As Dean and Professor in the School of World Mission at Fuller Seminary, I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Betty for seventeen years. I cannot count the number of times I have prayed with a student who came to my office saying he had no resources to continue his studies. And the answers came! More often than not, Betty was a part of the answer......When the Wayfarers newsletters come to our house, my wife and I eagerly read them, knowing that through them we will be in contact with some of God's most choice servants on every continent. And among them we always find the names of personal friends and former students. Recently we had visits from two young men, one from Congo, the other from India, who had completed Ph.D.s at Fuller. Both, who were greatly helped by Wayfarers, are now training pastors and missionaries in their own countries who are going to unreached people groups and planting churches. And so the ripples in the pond continue to go out, thanks to Betty and her colleagues.