More than a year ago, many at JCS began urging [Kwai Lin Stephens] to consider succeeding interim executive director Marlow Ramsay, who is supported by Mennonite Church Canada Witness and Mennonite Mission Network. At first, she challenged her sense of God's call, protesting, "I cannot do it. I am an Asian [and] JCS is an international organization. Furthermore, I am a woman!"On the last day of the retreat, the speaker told the story from Exodus 3 about Moses resisting God's call to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. God eventually assuaged Moses' fears and, in the same way, Stephens heard God speaking through her doubts. She heard God saying, '"It is I who made you Asian and I know you are a woman."'According to Ramsay, Stephens brings ample experience and skill to the leadership role. "After nearly 14 years in Mongolia, Kwai Lin has a good handle on the language and culture, and she knows a lot of people," he said.
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