2 Thessalonians (2)

Our Bible verses today are the same verses we studied yesterday. These verses remind me of my mission trip to Africa.
When I took a mission trip to an orphanage in Africa, I learned that there are many people there who hate Christians. They do bad things to Christians and try to keep them from following Jesus.
When Jesus was on earth, people did bad things to Him, too. But He was patient and loving. That is the example I want to follow. When my faith is tested, I want to grow in patience and love.
In James 1:2-4, we are reminded that we should be happy when we face times of persecution. Why? Because we will learn to be patient, mature and complete in Jesus.
Stay faithful to Jesus today, no matter what happens to you. Be patient and loving to other people.