Luke 18:27 reads, “But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’” Raising $3,000 in a month is impossible with man. Getting on a plane and flying 10,000 miles around the world with little to no time to prepare is impossible with man. Witnessing a girl fall in love with Jesus after hearing about Him for the first time is impossible with man. But by the grace of God, I was able to experience all this and then some during my ten day trip to East Asia. All glory to God for making what is impossible with man, possible by His mighty hand.
Before venturing to a snow covered, but inviting city code named The Hood, I had prayed for our trip many, many times. Right off the bat, I knew it was going to take a lot of faith in the Lord’s ability to provide such a large sum of money in such a short period of time. In fact, I clearly recall saying the words, “this is impossible” on numerous occasions. Despite my unbelief, the Lord moved in people’s hearts so quickly that I was fully supported before I even stepped foot on the plane. I prayed that He would be in the details of our trip, and after passing through security and changing modes of transportation about five times without any hiccups, I knew He was in all the minute details. There is absolutely nothing that compares to witnessing His ability to call someone with zero knowledge of Christianity into His arms to be His child, though. The first day I arrived in East Asia I had lost my phone, but with the help of my new friend, Sasha, it had been found that same night. Amid this uncertainty, I had prayed that I would be able to meet up and share the gospel with her. I even joked and said, “Maybe she’ll find my phone and Jesus too!” Two days before we were to come back home, the Lord provided the perfect opportunity to share the hope that I have with Sasha and there is no other explanation for the way she understood than God. On November 23, 2016 Sasha, a 19-year-old girl who, up to that point, had never heard about Jesus prayed a prayer in her native language to the very same God that you and I believe in. Luke 18:27 reads, “But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’” I now believe this verse in a way I never could’ve imagined and without a shadow of a doubt, I know that nothing is impossible with God.