JOSEPH GILLESPIE was called to missions in Brazil in 1986. Since that time, he has been preparing for the work there. The Lord has been the one preparing him for ministry there, and the lessons in this book are part of the preparation. The preparations of the heart for any kind of service involve having an intimate relationship with Jesus. This book is intended to stir up a hunger for this more intimate relationship. After receiving Jesus in 1976, he received from the Lord a sense of calling that became more defined and eventually moved to training. This training has continued until today. He currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama, and is the missions coordinator at Restoration Foursquare Church in Madison, Alabama. In the near future, he and his wife Cristina plan to move to Brazil.