My heart is full as I reflect on all that we saw God do among the unreached peoples of Central Asia in these last two weeks.
As our staff and other church leadership continues to pray about our rapidly expanding mission opportunities, here are some thoughts on mission partnerships:
- Every partnership is, first, a prayer partnership. All will not be financial, and all will not involve mission teams. Not all of our partners can actually receive funds and/or teams. In all cases, however, we are committed to praying continually for them as they also pray for us.
- As followers of Christ, we are ALL called to both give and go. While not all of us are called to give in large amounts or travel great distances, we are called to make disciples and be generous as God provides the opportunity. We may go across the world, or simply across the street.
- Some partnerships are best supported by giving, rather than going. In some cases, our resources are better used by supporting the work on the ground than on airfare and lodging. In other places, our presence on the ground could create unnecessary problems for our partners or even put them in danger. In such cases, we give generously and trust God in faith to use our resources to reach the places we do not go.
- Other partnerships give us the opportunity to participate by giving and going. In 2019-2020, we will have opportunities to give and work personally with mission partners in North and Central America, the Middle East, Central and East Asia, and perhaps even more. Even now, you can begin praying about the ways you can get involved. What a privilege to be part of God’s Kingdom work around the world!
“I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” (Romans 1:8)
Posted on Fri, March 22, 2019
by Kim Hayes