“For now we are alive again, if you stand firm in the Lord.”
1 Thessalonians 3.8
The apostle Paul felt discouraged by his circumstances. Good news through Timothy about the Thessalonian saints gave him new life. “The missionary whose task was to encourage others (2) was himself encouraged and revived by news of the church” (I. Howard Marshall, NBC21, 1281).
Relationships between evangelizers and converts are, and ought to be, a close one. How would you describe the concern for saved ones to continue to be faithful?