The World Race is blessed to have Clinton on board. Looking forward to seeing all the racers in Africa.
What would Jesus do in 2007?
It’s the first day of 2007 and I’m asking myself the question, if Jesus were walking the earth in our time, what would he be doing?
I think he’d be homeless, traveling around with a group of like-minded people, meeting the needs of ordinary people, bringing hope and the possibility of relationship with almighty God.
His words to his disciples were, ‘Take nothing for the journey; no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.’
If Jesus were walking the earth in 2007, I think he’d look a lot like Clinton White. White was a happily married youth minister a Gulfport, Mississippi church last year before Hurricane Katrina hit, the first of a number of shocks in his life in quick succession.
White fought back to help heal a broken community. Many members of his congregation had lost their homes; so, White began organizing relief efforts.
But then in March, his world caved in. He had been happily married to Kim and had helped her fight cystic fibrosis, but somewhat unexpectedly, she died.
They had talked many times about what Clinton’s life without her would look like. Both felt he would serve overseas at some point. The World Race was the fulfillment of their mutual dream. Having spent much of his adult life in student ministry, White is a spirited adventure-seeker and lover of the outdoors. He is unfazed by the requirement that he leave behind the life he’s known.
White says that he could have been voted “least likely to become a minister or missionary.” He credits his journey around the world to the Almighty’s sense of humor.
Reflecting on this year and the baptism of fire through which God has carried him, White says he loves being broken, ‘not because it feels good, but because it’s then that I have the heart of Christ.’
Certainly I’d think that Jesus would be approachable and well liked by many common and normal folk in every town, big or small. He would be found sipping coffee or tea with the older guys in the evenings and hang out playing basketball with the younger generation. To the businessman who is mourning the loss of his wife, Jesus would have most probably wept with him at the memorial service. And to the milkman who was fired because he was 15 minutes late, Jesus would have helped him look for another job.
A wonderful and down to earth Jesus is Who I know Him to be. How about you?
Thank you for the beautiful tribute to my brother. I am so glad that God led him to The World Race, I believe that this is exactly where he needs to be at this time in his life. I can’t begin to express in words how proud we all are of him, and how much we love him. Take care of him for us, please. God bless you always, Janet Tuttle
Thank You Seth for the wonderfull testimony of my dear and beloved son. and to all of you who posted the likewise coments. I can truthfully say that where I failed to inspire Clinton during his childhood days , He through his unshakeable faith, Love and just being who he is has inspired me. and sealed my bond with my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Each day I pray for him and allof you in this great crusade for Christ , that you will all be able to do the work the lord intends for you and return home safe and sound. God bless and keep each of you,.
Son if you are reading this-I LOVE YOU- We all so.
For others to see Christ in us as you have seen Christ in Clinton is what we should all strive for. Vickie, Clinton’s precious sister, has been keeping me posted on some of what is happening for all of you. I do feel such a spirit from the whole group, and I know God’s work will be done through each of you. I offer my prayers for your safety and accomplishments. Your friend in Christ, Ellen
Jesus will be a person that will come from no where. He will be very loving to all and will help people without notice or recognition. You will never hear him talk about his great work or say who he is. He will go about his vision and people who believe will know his work and will not need to be told who he is.