“Go And Make Disciples” ( Matthew 28: 19, NIV ) by Carley Evans

You might take this as a confession as I was called to the mission field at the not so tender age of 25. I applied to Wycliffe Bible Translators, attended the Summer Institute of Linguistics where I learned international phonetics, phonology and an amazingly fascinating task called grammatical analysis — each piece of knowledge a preparation for creating a written language for a spoken tongue. Truly exciting stuff!

My Bible expertise was lacking — they strongly recommended I attend a theological seminary such as Asbury. But, I felt called to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. In Chicago, I lost my focus. By the next year, I was no longer at Moody as I’d married my college sweetheart who had quite suddenly come back into my life after a six year separation. I’m not sure I was listening to God at that time. But, I have two children I love, and a career in medical speech pathology. So, I am not complaining.

Nevertheless, putting the Word of God in a peoples’ own language is, to me, a great calling. Of course, I think and feel this because I love the Word of God so very much. I want other people to know the Word for through the Word they can know God. In knowing God, they can be saved.

Jesus says, “Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” What an undertaking! “Go and make disciples.” What a privilege!



6 thoughts on ““Go And Make Disciples” ( Matthew 28: 19, NIV ) by Carley Evans

  1. Awesome new layout Carley. And a bit of interesting info to go with it. One things for sure, God has put the wisdom you gained to work here. Thanks and God bless.

    1. Thank you, Michael.

      I have had an interesting experience through the years with Zechariah’s song. Every time I heard “and you little child shall be called a prophet of the Most High…” I would break down into tears. Now, I am NOT calling myself a prophet or comparing myself to the great John the Baptist, but I am saying that God called me to the written word and to HIS WORD at a very young age. That I love both finally makes such sense to me!

      Thank God for the internet, blogs, and Facebook — what awesome tools they can be for Him.

      Also, I covet your prayers. Thanks again, Carley
      P.S. I’d gotten weary of pink

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