Missionary Ed Gibson went to Japan in 1973. He was a missionary in Japan and Okinawa for seventeen years working with both nationals and the American Military.
After he left Japan, Missionary Ed Gibson worked with BIMI as a director where he is still active in encouraging missionaries to remain on the field and young people to surrender their lives to the mission field!
Let’s get into the interview and see how Missionary Ed Gibson’s story can exhort us to do more for the Lord in these end times!
II Corinthians 5:17-18 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;”
“Anybody can be a fiddler, but it takes time and effort to be a violinist!” – Unknown
Failure and Lessons:
Missionary Ed Gibson tells us why we should seek Godly counsel when we are making decisions!
“All you carrots are sinners!”
He tells a humorous story about a trip to the bank when he assumed he knew what that sign meant!
What is your most treasured memory from your life on the mission field?
He tells us that his favorite memory is the satisfaction of taking the Gospel to people who would have never heard if he had not gone!
What do you consider to be the most important milestone that you reached in dealing with the people God called you to reach?
Missionary Ed Gibson tells us that his most important milestone was getting to the point where he loved the people for who they are!
Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?
Missionary Ed Gibson tells us that after twenty years in the ministry, he realized that God had called Ed Gibson to go to the mission field and not some famous pastor who he was trying to emulate!
Missionary Ed Gibson tells us that he has a burden to pass along the lessons that God has taught him in the forty-nine years of ministry that God has given him!
What if you were a young person today and felt God calling you to the mission field?
Missionary Ed Gibson tells us that young people who are called to the mission field should become two things:
- Become a servant TODAY!
- Become a good student of the Word of God and a good academic student!
Mentoring for Mission by Gunter Krallmann
Never give up! It is worth giving your life to God because you have made a difference!
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Missionary Joe Consford