“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.” A.W. Tozer
Preface vii

The story is not so much about my journey as it is about how God uses clay vessels, with all our
imperfections, to bring glory to his name. The real hero in the story is God. Preface x

If Sharon and I wanted to stay with the organization, we would have to leave town. We could
go anywhere and start a new ministry center or join an already existing center, but we could
not stay in the area and continue with the mission. Page 3

Wounded pride always distorts our vision of reality. Page 4

There is too much territory to be taken for the Lord to fight over turf. Page 4