I was around twenty-six years old the first time I met Mrs. Evelyn Moss. She and a few other women wanted to meet with me about a new ministry opportunity. I remember feeling unqualified and unsure about stepping into the leadership position they offered me, because I was young and inexperienced in ministry work. “Are you sure you want me to lead? Someone else is probably better for the job,” I said to Mrs. Evelyn. She just smiled at me, reached her hand across the table, and tapped mine. “Oh, we’re sure,” she said. “Don’t worry, I’ll be here to help guide you along the way.” Over the years, that is exactly what she did.
Mrs. Evelyn was an IMB missionary who served 38 years in Africa with her husband, Zeb. She has done amazing, inspiring things throughout her lifetime, and yet she is one of the most humble people I know. Mrs. Evelyn has always been an example of radical obedience to God for me and so many others. She graciously poured into me, and I have learned invaluable lessons just by watching her live out her relationship with the Lord.