My main role as a mobiliser and communicator in the field of missions is to help connect people with opportunities around the world. In Youth With A Mission alone there are over 1250 locations, all engaged in some form of mercy ministries, training, or evangelism.
Then there are many other missions organisations around the world like Act Beyond, Pioneers, Mission Aviation Fellowship, and many more opportunities around the world for people to be involved in missions.
I believe that everyone is called to minister the Gospel, whether you do it where you are, or into the nations of the world, God has called everyone to minister …
1 Pet 3:15 (KJV) – Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
This isn’t to say that everyone is meant to be a missionary, rather I believe that everyone is to be God’s hands and feet, and to bring hope and God’s truth where ever you are at.
Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world.” William Booth (source)
I personally believe that being a missionary is a specific call from God into full-time ministry.
I also believe that it is every Christian’s duty to give testimony to God’s love and truth where ever he has called you. God has a plan for all of us, whether it is to be a pilot, teacher, engineer, janitor, or whatever, God has a plan for us, and he wants us to do it to the best of our ability, and with a heart to hear from Him in the midst of it.
Mobilising Others to Missions
This week I had an opportunity to share with an electrical engineer with Porshe in Germany about the YWAM Vision 10810 ministry that is also located in Germany:
To design and build semi-trucks which can provide housing for a 12 person team, a full equipped stage to do evangelism and provide a place to store Bibles. These trucks would be more than just a stage. It would be a mission headquarters on wheels.
You can find out more about the Vision 10810 ministry here.
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