Recently I received a testimony from our Genesis missionary from Trinidad and Tobago, Crystalla Williams. She wrote these words in her final days serving in Grenada. Wow! I knew at once that her reflection needed to be shared with a wider audience. May God stir your heart as you hear her heart come through loud and clear.
As I reflect on the two years of ministry in Genesis, I am almost brought to tears as I wonder at my God: His love, compassion, patience, grace, mercy, peace, power and provision.
I would not – definitely could not – make it without Him. Truthfully, there were many who didn’t think I would finish; some even said it to my face. Honestly, there were times that I believed them: times when things were so hard that I couldn’t see my way through. But God made a way!
There is no doubt in my mind that certain breakthroughs I have had would not have been possible without this assignment. I now have a better understanding of what it means to be patient. God has somehow increased my capacity to love, to be understanding, to be compassionate and to be forgiving. This assignment has taught me how to pray deeper, and fast more intently and strategically.
As I look forward I am excited. I am excited to go back to my district, home country and home church to work and minister. What that will look like I am not entirely sure. One thing I know: I am here to serve.
Before leaving for Grenada I already had my exit plan. I had a job waiting, an apartment that would be ready when I got back, and projects that I would be working on. Over the last two years, I have seen every plan of mine fly out the window.
But as I have seen my plans turn to dust, I have also seen God work things out in ways I am still in awe of. Because of this ‘crazy faith’ journey I have been on, I am assured that my God, who has done so much more than I could ever imagine or think, will take care of me.
These two years in Grenada have been great. Great joys, great hurts, great support, great breakthroughs, great tears (of happiness and sorrow), great laughs, great love, great triumphs, great purpose being realized, great new friends, great spiritual healing and growth…a true representation of how great my God is and will always be to me.
I am eagerly awaiting what God will do next. There is no one like me and there is no one like my God. Oh, what awesomeness He will do!!!!
I am honored to be a part of an organization, a church, and a family that wraps around the world. I am honored to have the support that can never be quantified by human standards. And it’s all afforded to me because of what Jesus did so long ago on a ‘tree.’ Thank you, Lord.
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for your continued service and care to others called by God.
Yours in Christ,
Min. Crystalla J. Williams