With the teens at Tandi last Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reason for missions is stated in Matthew 28:19-20 where Jesus commands, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…”

Missions is a spiritual endeavor to further God’s kingdom by making disciples in Jesus’ Name.  This is what the early Christians did.  They went out to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria & to the ends of the earth to proclaim the gospel, so that lives can be set free from sin & won over to Jesus Christ.

Biblical strategy for missions sounds simple enough.  We are to take the truth of Jesus to those who have not heard it.  We are to share the truth faithfully, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the lost can be found & become a child of God.

What complicates this clear strategy is that there are obstacles & oppositions that missionaries face every day because our enemy detests the truth of Christ being proclaimed.  There are many reasons why missionaries leave the field.  It may be because of a burnout or emotional strain.  It may be sickness.  It may be financial.  Sometimes missionaries’ children face spiritual attacks as well.

What I am trying to say is that missionaries being on the harvest/battle field are especially vulnerable to spiritual attacks.

One request I have, just one, is that God’s people continue to pray for us & our fellow missionaries, so that we can persevere in taking the gospel to the working class people of Taiwan.  Out of 23 million people in Taiwan, 16 million are the working class, from which only 0.05% are Christians.

Once I heard that prayer for missionaries is like a rope that holds up a person who is going down a pit.  Please don’t let it go…