Evidence of Steve Saint’s genuine faith can be seen throughout many incidents in his life such as his decision to consider trials a joy, his faith that was shown through his actions, and his willingness to understand and follow the will of God.
–Trials: His father’s death and his daughter’s death.
James 1:2-3: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
-“Doer vs. Hearer”: Steve Saint’s return to the Waodani tribe (along with his family), proved that he was a doer of God’s word. He went back to help the people of the tribe become more independent and to provide them with medical, dental, and other resourceful programs.
James 1:27, it says “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble…”
James 1: 22 says to Christians, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
–Will of God: Through all his trials, Steve Saint came to the conclusion that it was God’s plan for his father’s death as well as his daughter’s death. This acceptance was a pivotal point in his life in becoming a true believer with genuine faith.
James 4:15 teaches, “…you ought to say, “If it is the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”