Katie: I remember the story of your papaya tree. You said it showed you the importance of faith. What was so special about the tree?
Judith: The papaya tree was dedicated to God for his service. It was an investment. Our family decided that one of the papaya trees in our garden would be our investment project. Every fruit that this one tree produces would be sold, and the profit would be donated to the annual investment offering.
Katie: Did the tree produce a lot of papayas then?
Judith: The tree produced so many papayas that our father had to prop the tree up. At one point, a hurricane hit the island, and all of our papaya trees were blown down. However the one papaya tree our family dedicated to God survived the storm. The tree produced so much, and at one point, some were even as big as watermelons.
Katie: Did it impact your view of God?
Judith: I was seven years old when this miracle happen, and I learned that God listens to our prayers. It also strengthened my faith. Age doesn’t matter! God hears us in every circumstance.
Katie: What would you say to missionaries who’re struggling with finances?
Judith: To missionaries who're struggling with finance, remember its Gods program, and he will supply all your our for ministry. I encourage them to read Psalms 50:10 and Matthew 7:7.
BY Judith Young & Katie C.M. Li
Judith Young is a self-published author. She also founded a nonprofit last year. Her book and nonprofit will be featured here next quarter.