We are not commanded to mission, the New Testament has a much more profound understanding of mission than that. The New Testament understands that we are co-commissioned; God and us together in partnership. We are his hands, his feet, his voice to a broken world. Jesus gave us the great commission saying : “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19 and 20) The challenge for each and every Christian is this: “What is God calling ME to in mission and ministry, through His Word, by the power of His Holy Spirit?”
The Missions we support
Supporting Heart, OMF, Chinese Church Support, Burma Partners, BCA, People Aid, Chaplaincy, and CMS.
This month we are focusing on OMF. Please pray for Abi and Stu and OMF.
Among other things they are helping children in Indonesia to learn to read because they have to know how to read before they start school.
In 1865, Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission and prayed for “Willing, skilful workers” to join him. With just £10, and “all the promises of God” he prayed consistently, and God met all his needs.
In 1866 Hudson Taylor, his wife, children and 16 missionaries left England for China.
Hudson believed the gospel would only take root if missionaries were willing to identify with the culture of the people they wanted to reach.
Now as OMF, we believe that too. 150 years on, our work continues with the same pioneering spirit. The same vision. The same desire to see an authentic Christian witness flourish across East Asia. In partnership with local churches, worldwide.