Sermon Illustrations

A missionary came to church on Sunday. He was in Africa for several years. The question was asked, "What was your most harrowing time?" His answer was, "During the summer". We were all surprised. We3 thought he would say natives, wars, snakes or some other terrible thing but summer?

He explained that during the summer people take vacations and not only do they miss church but they also fail to pray for missionaries. That is their most dangerous time. Prayer avails much.