WHY DO WE LOVE MISSIONARIES?
GOD’S HEART. God invites you to share His heart for the world. In fact, you have the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing all over the world, having a God-heart for the people He loves. This is why we love the work of missionaries so much. It’s a great blessing to be a part of where they go and of what they do.
THEY GO. They make it their full-time vocation to take the Good News of Jesus Christ to every part of the world. In a spirit of creativity, they cross boundaries and, through lots of personal sacrifice, they get the job done, delivering the Words of Life.
THEY INCLUDE YOU. They allow you to partner with them. They go to the other side of the world. You stay here and pray for them, support them, and find ways to bless them. The partnership between the Church and the missionaries was invented by the Holy Spirit, and first practiced by the New Testament Church. Obedient churches and missionaries still follow this alliance today––almost two-thousand-years of obedience!
THEY HAVE A GOD-HEART. Any time you get the opportunity to jump onto a “God-hearted” bandwagon, you’re wise to do so. Missionaries operate in the hub of the heart of God, and His favor follows those who seek His heart for the world, for God so loved the world…To be a faithful and supportive friend of a missionary is one of the best ways to have a God-heart for the world. Your heart goes where your body cannot—everywhere, to the ends of the earth!
GOD WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW HE LOVES THEM. Your Missionary Faith Commitment makes it possible for others to carry the message of God’s love to those who have yet to hear the Gospel, the Words of Hope. Your giving matters today; your giving matters eternally!
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)