You’ve heard a friend proclaim that the short-term mission trip that they went on was life changing. With tears in your eyes you listened to the missionary’s stories when they came to visit your church. You’ve felt the tugging at your heartstrings and sensed that still, small voice prompting you to go. Yes, you. You are a missionary because you serve a missional God.
Just listen to His calling . . .
“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'” ~ Mark 16:15
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” ~ 1 John 3:17-18
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~Matthew 28:19-20
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.” ~ Luke 4:18
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” ~ Acts 1:8
“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'” ~ Matthew 19:21
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” ~ Matthew 25:35
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” ~ Romans 10:14
“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” ~ John 20:21
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” ~ Psalm 96:3
“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” ~ Galatians 2:10
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” ~ James 1:27
Whom Shall I Send?
If you have heard the the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And you responded, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) then we rejoice with you and offer you these three dynamic, life-changing opportunities: