Recently, I had the joy of receiving two memoirs in the mail, both written by relatives. The first book, “A Light in the Heather: From Nazi Germany to Minnesota,” is a memoir written by my second cousin, Ruth Schuler. The second book, “Faithful to Complete It: Missionary Memoir,” is a first-hand account of experiencing God at work and is authored by my uncle, Larry R. Walker. Both stories have God’s fingerprints all over them and depict a loving God faithfully at work in the lives of people.
In this post, we will look at the second book “Faithful to Complete It: Missionary Memoir,” written by Uncle Larry. Larry and his beloved wife Sherry are my kinfolks by marriage to my Sweet T. We’ve enjoyed wonderful times of fellowship during their visits to Texas. I know Larry and Sherry to be godly people who love the Lord and who served Him faithfully on the international mission field for nearly 30 years.
“Faithful to Complete It: Missionary Memoir” is a story exalting God’s faithfulness in the life of Larry R. Walker, a Vietnam War vet, as well as in the life of his wife, Sherry. Larry was born and raised in a Christian home in Alabama. Faith played a vital role early on in Larry’s life. He and his siblings grew up going to church and participating in all the different activities that comprise a vibrant church life.
As a teenager, Larry came to believe that God had a plan for his life. He sought to identify and live out that plan. From conversations I’ve had with Larry, I know that the Lord has a plan and purpose for each of us. That plan may include some form of vocational ministry. Often, it involves the kind of secular work most of us wind up doing to earn a living and provide for our families. In his book, Larry teaches readers that following biblical principles bring joy, peace, contentment, gratification, genuine success, and true happiness. He demonstrates this truth by sharing stories depicting the hand of God guiding and directing his path throughout his life.
Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:1-2 HCSB
In getting to know them, I have learned Larry and Sherry to be loving, kind, and generous people. God has blessed Larry with wisdom and a humble spirit. Sherry is a prayer warrior readily interceding on behalf of others. They have both proven to be a blessing in our spiritual journey, as Sweet T and I seek to grow in our relationship with the Lord and strive to love others better.
“Faithful to Complete It: Missionary Memoir” is a joy to read. Between the covers, you’ll discover a God who loves, heals, protects, and intervenes in the life of people who are willing to follow Him and seek Him. Larry and Sherry’s God-story covers multiple continents, weaving through the peaks and valleys of a life devoted to doing the will of God.
I highly recommend getting your own copy. You can find“Faithful to Complete It: Missionary Memoir” on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. I believe you will be blessed by reading it.
How have you seen God at work in your life?
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