The Lord's command to go into all the world and preach the Gospel is still as relevant today as it was when Jesus said those words. On Sunday evening in the mission hall we attend we were reminded again of people across the world who are hungry for the Gospel. There was a time when missionaries traveled for months to reach their place of service, but today the world has become so small. Travel is faster and it is generally easier to reach various countries. Meanwhile, people of many nationalities are now arriving on our shores....the mission field is coming to us.
Of course technology plays a huge part. The internet, email, facebook, whatsapp and others make conversations with people on the other side of the world very easy. Today, it is taking me a long time to write this blog and it may even appear very disjointed, because I am stopping and starting to communicate with children's workers in 3 other countries....non of them are in Africa. They are countries I am less familiar with but all have contacted us asking for help in their ministry.
My heart is burdened as we communicate back and forth with them. As I learn of their ministries and the needs they have, the Macedonian cry of "come over and help us" becomes very real. We want to help, but we are so limited. Limited in man power, limited in finance, limited in time, limited in resources, limited in experience. But we thank God that He has no limits and He is able.
Pray that God will guide us in the coming days as to how best Feed my Lambs can develop and be effective to it's full potential. Pray that we will be focused on where God wants the organisation to be working and where He wants each of us as individuals to be working.
As we ponder on how God is leading and challenging...what about you? What work does God have for you to do? What burden has He placed upon your heart?
The command is there....Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
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