Raven and donkey
Time and time again, I was reminded of the two stories in the Bible about the raven and the donkey.
When Elijah was out in the field, the Lord sent him a raven to bring food to him every day. Then He used a widow who literaly had nothing but a little bit of oil and flour that's not even enough for a meal for her own family, to support him.
Missionaries today like to find big churches for support. Other people like to rely on someone that's rich or has influence to fulfil their dreams. It's so easy for us to put trust in people, yet in the same time it's so easy for these people to fail us, no matter who they are. The funny thing about this is that we can get so hurt in the process while the other people might not even have a clue that we're hurting!
Only when we put our trust in the Lord Himself are we on a safe journey. He can use a raven, He can use a donkey, He can use a widow, and surely, He can use anyone,anything that we may have never thought of.