This mission flows out of Jacob’s desire to see his son Joseph experience deep fulfillment out of the tremendous struggles and losses he experienced. We love that phrase in Genesis 49:22, “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.” The image here is of a vine, so nourished by the spring that its reach cannot be stopped. A pastor, a cross-cultural worker, so connected to Jesus, whose roots run so deep into the life of Jesus, he or she becomes like a vine climbing over a wall. The blessings reach beyond his or her own context. You can’t hold back what is happening in his or her life. And all of it fed by the deep springs brought about even from loss, accusation, and conflict. All these have driven the servant deeper into Jesus.