My Personal Part in the Ministry

WHEN I was asked to share something of my personal part in my husband's ministry, I thought, What do I really do to help him that is worthy of mention? There are countless things that every minister's wife probably does that are hardly significant enough to recount, like being his secretary, housekeeper, cook, et cetera. Are any of these my greatest contribution to his ministry?

WHEN I was asked to share something of my personal part in my husband's ministry, I thought, What do I really do to help him that is worthy of mention? There are countless things that every minister's wife probably does that are hardly significant enough to recount, like being his secretary, housekeeper, cook, et cetera. Are any of these my greatest contribution to his ministry?

Then it dawned on me that perhaps it is not so much the things I do to help him that count, as it is the involvement I feel and the interest I have in his work. We are concerned together over souls, we pray for them together, and as often as I can, we visit them together. I am interested in every phase of the church program. The church's problems are our problems; their joys and sorrows are our joys and sorrows. Our life centers around my husband's ministry to the church.

My involvement in the church, of course, has been a way of life for me— for twelve years I worked in various churches as a Bible instructor before, and for one year after, we were married.

Becoming a minister's wife has been a natural transition, for I am still concerned over the work of the church, except that now my husband bears the burdens and pressures of the work. My job is to support and encourage him in whatever way I can.

Being part of the ministerial team is truly a challenging and satisfying life. I count it a high privilege to be a partner with my husband in the great work of soul winning and ministry.


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