A Message From Marion

My Declaration

          What will people say in years to come when they read, if they do, about a missionary whose love would not let him return home to retire and take it easy? 

           What will they think when the love of the things of this world do not necessarily need to command our thinking, our love, our desires, our wishes, our loyalty, our way of life? 

             Why should one want to stay on the field doing what he has already been doing for sixty years and has no plan to stop making Jesus Christ known and loved, above all else? 

           Our God, revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, answers our every need for faith, work and pleasure. He is our all and all and without Him we are nothing. There is no reason then to just live and die, lost in the memories of others who will do the same. 

           My dear friends, relative, strangers, everyone, God is God of us all - or He is not God at all! But since He has revealed Himself so perfectly in His Son and by His Holy Spirit, who is with us all the way, every day, there is reason to take heart and press on to our high calling in Him, to believe in Him, have Eternal Life and enjoy Him forever. 

          We are made to live forever. We have bodies, but we are spirit. We are living souls, imprisoned in bodies, given the opportunity to know God as He reveals Himself to us and thus, believing in Him, we have Life Eternal. 

           We begin our walk with Him. Like Enoch, we are ready to live forever with Him. Mystery, yes, for the flesh! But we are not only flesh, we are more. 

          My calling is to help all to believe and to see, even as Jesus asked and asks us now to go everywhere.   Matthew 28:16-20

Marion F. Woods
Methodist Missionary in Costa Rica
1950 - 2016