Our work here is completed. After four good days of work, five breakfasts on our favorite Swiss farm, and five evenings with some amazing Swiss (French-speaking) Christian brothers and sisters, our work here is finished. It is hard to believe, but when we wake up tomorrow we will not pile into two vehicles, drive for breakfast, and then promptly on to Sottens. We will not circle around in the Swisscom station there for briefing on the day’s work and prayer. We will not be sitting in the conference room for a lunch of Swiss foods. We will not stumble in fatigue out of the driveway to pile back into our cars. We will not take in the beautiful countryside as we drive back to Essertines, to our home for the week. Our work is finished.
To be honest, we are tired. But this has felt so much more like a vacation than a ministry trip. It has been so easy to keep going this week because we know that our work here is incredibly significant for the work of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have learned more of how this transmitter will broadcast from Albania, and it is incredibly motivating. Just thinking of how wonderfully connected we have felt with all of the believers here–especially with their strange language and their wonderful, unique culture–we feel that we will, one day, get to unite with the redeemed from every tribe and language and nation. That reunion will be when the work of the gospel is complete.
So, our work for this week is complete, but our work for the gospel is not. Our church family at Windsor, families and friends, have had a part by praying for us. We have had the part of going and working. But this little piece of the mission of the church is complete. Our task will not be finished until the end of this age, when Christ returns. On that day we will be able to repeat the words of our Lord, to His glory: “It is finished!” Il est fini!