When a young missionary journeyed to his first mission assignment, a painful memory from his youth drove him to strive for spiritual accomplishments through his own abilities. In the jungles of New Guinea where he was attempting to share the Gospel, he repeatedly met frustration and defeat. But when an unexpected band of natives emerged from the jungle and snatched him away, the frightened missionary came to learn a vital distinction through the experience: the difference between doing work for God and aligning oneself with the work of God.
This sequel to the beloved Pineapple Story recounts Otto Koning’s battle with rejection and the vain efforts he made in his own strength attempting to resolve it. But there is hope! While our self-initiated efforts can never fulfill our purpose on earth. we must come to recognize and participate in the work that God has initiated, receiving His power and following His guidance. Those who do so will discover — as Otto did — that true ministry is not about doing what we want to do for God, but about God doing what He wants to do through us.