Caleb's story is filled with one surprise after another. When he came to us he was so shy and self depreciating that it was hard to believe that the Lord could do much with someone who lacked so much self-confidence. But as he passed through training he was the most improved of any of the missionaries who came to us. It seems the Lord likes to use men just like Caleb. He just soaked up new information like a sponge. Then he went to serve in Bolivia, when his support ran out he returned home and we didn’t hear from him for a couple of years, then he shows up again and we learn that he had been applying all that he had learned and training others outside of his home town. I like to say Caleb was most improved for 5 years in a row. Lord, help us all to continue to grow and learn, never getting stuck in a rut of doing things. Grow us in your likeness and send us more missionaries like Caleb, who are teachable and moldable.
update: Caleb is now married and has a child. They are planning on moving to Southern Peru to reach out to a unreached segment of the Aymara. Proud of you Caleb.