Delron’s first missionary experience was in the country of Japan where he spent two summers during his seminary studies. The first summer he took part in a team of high school and college students who traveled around the country to do home-to-home literature distribution and to minster in various churches and mission centers. As a result of contacts he made during that trip, he was invited back the second summer to minister at a youth camp. At the beginning of the camp, his interpreter’s wife became very sick and had to be admitted to the hospital. When the interpreter left the camp to return to Tokyo to be with his ailing wife, Delron wound up being stranded at the camp without the ability to communicate and was, therefore, not able to speak or teach at the camp.
When the interpreter returned to pick him up on the last day of the camp, Delron was finally able to minister for the first time before the students left to go home. At the end of the service, the director of the camp thanked Delron for being with them and added, “We have learned so much from you.” When Delron asked how they had learned anything from him since he had not been able to minister the whole time, the director answered that they had learned from his spirit as he spent the time fellowshipping with the students and sitting in the meetings even when he didn’t know what was going on. The miracle of this occurrence was that it confirmed the word that the Lord had given Delron when he was first called to do mission work. Delron had argued with the Lord that he wasn’t qualified to go, but the Lord responded that it was simply because he wasn’t qualified that the Lord could use him on the mission field. Had he felt qualified, he would have relied upon his own ability, but recognizing that he was inadequate would make him rely upon God’s ability—exactly what had manifest itself while at the youth camp.