Wednesday, 30 September 2009

7 Reasons Why We Should Reach The Campus



JM, a member of the J Team, just sent this to me!
Not sure where she got it- but I like it!

7 REASONS
WHY WE SHOULD REACH THE CAMPUS




• The campus is where the future leaders are educated.

• The campus is where major movements in history have started.

• The values of the campus will become the values of the society.

• The campus is where the most available, trainable masses are located.

• When we learn to change the campus, we learn to change and govern cities, states, and then nations.

• Education is not neutral, it will cause people to respect God and His principles or ignore them.

• God promised He would pour out His Spirit on the sons and daughters.



HOW TO EXPERIENCE DISCIPLESHIP

*Join a discipleship group.

*Be accountable to a mature Christian.

*Duplicate Christ's habits in your life.

*Form a ministry team with at least one other Christian.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

"English Teachers Aren't Really Missionaries?"

"English teaching is not a viable means of evangelism." 

"English teachers are not really missionaries, we won't support them."

"English teachers are not fulfilling the Great Commission--they don't disciple and they don't plant churches."

You know, I have been hearing this kind of thing a lot lately. It's written in blogs, pastors' editorials, and mission board position statements. However, it is not being said to my face. No, it's not. But it is being said.

I have been deeply disturbed by it and have been wondering if it is said out of ignorance.  Or it might proceed from a misunderstanding of purpose and plan.  Perhaps it's said as a response to a bad experience.  I don't know.

I guess I look at it very simply. If they don't know a Christian, they can't hear the Gospel.  If the Christians can't live there, they can't preach.

So... if I had 50 Christians willing to obey the Great Commission with their lives, who could live in a RAN while booking tours, I would start a travel agency! If you can't get a missionary visa, get a job! I would find the Bible believing Christians already there.  Connect the foreigners to the existing church planters and complete the body of God's plan. It's kingdom thinking that is going to reach that last bastian of unreached humanity. 
"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"

"And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"

Romans 10: 14, 15
God is concerned about the individuals who make up the masses in the RANs.  He has provided an economic situation the feeds a desire in those lands to learn to speak english.  Native english speakers are in demand in most RANs.  Modern traditional missions methods cannot be applied in RANs. Isn't the writing on the wall clearly written in english? 
 
My experience in RAN english teaching/lecturing has shown me clearly that when you can't proclaim the truth openly in words, if you go and lift Christ up in your life and heart, He will draw men to you--and then you can speak! Because the fields are white... he will draw the lost to you and you to the lost. It's true and I know it by faith and I know it by sight.  Anybody who goes with the heart of Christ's love for the lost, a willingness to speak the clear truth when and only when the Spirit leads, and a brokenness to the voice and leading of the LORD--regardless of their visible means or occupation--will be led and used to see the harvest brought in! 
 
Whether you get a missionary visa, an english teacher visa, a student visa or a employment pass... it doesn't matter unless we go! Let's go and let's help those who are willing to go for us!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Lord, Enable Me Too!

Seven Rules For Daily Living
By Jonathan Goforth

The following rules for daily living were made by Dr. Goforth in 1894, and wirtten on the fly-leaf of his Bible:

1.  Seek to give much--expect nothing.
2.  Put the very best construction on the actions of others.
3.  Never let a day pass without at least a quarter of an hour spent in the study of the Bible.
4.  Never omit daily morning and evening private prayer and devotion.
5.  In all things seek to know God's will and when known obey at any cost.
6.  Seek to cultivate a quiet prayerful spirit.
7.  Seek each day to do or say something to further Christianity among the heathen.

From Goforth of China by Mrs. Rosalind Goforth. Appendix p. 355-356

Monday, 14 September 2009

I Agree With Hudson Taylor... Pretty Much Always!


"Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we desire.

Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of ­eternal things may be the true cause of our want of success."

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Prayer Request for J Team

Josh and Susan, newlyweds on the J Team have just suffered the loss of a baby today... they are asking for prayer.



She is hospitalized here in J and under good care ... we need to pray for them and ask the LORD to provide for their physical needs, to heal her body, and to strengthen their spirits!



Truly Remembering It's All About Jesus...
lisa (for the team)