"It is not we who have been doing ministry, but it is God who has been doing ministry through us. "
There are a lot of places in the world where people still don't know Jesus. There are a lot of people that don't know Jesus. When I throw out a stat like 40% of the world's population doesn't know Jesus' love. T might not seem like much. After all that’s a pretty small percentage. But 40% of 7 billion plus is right around 2.5 billion. For those of you who like to see the zeros, here's what it looks like: 2,500,000,000.
That's a lot of zeros and a lot of people. Perry Noble of New Spring Church counts salvations. One of his church's guiding principles or core values is simply stated: Every number as a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God."
2.5 Billion is a lot of names and stories that matter to God, so they should matter to us. Gospel for Asia (GFA) has one primary aim: to share the good news. To do that they train and send national missionaries into areas where Jesus has not yet been proclaimed. An area of the world by the way where more than 80% of the world's poorest people live. There is a lot being done, but a lot more needs to be done.
I started this post with a quote from a national missionary trained, equipped, and sent by GFA. Jesus told us to go and make disciples, it's only natural that God would make it possible for us to be able to do that. National missionaries are going into remote areas, areas where needs are great, and in the name of Jesus are meeting those needs. Spiritual needs and physical needs are being met, but so much more can be done.
Most of the people reading this blog post live far away from the "10/40 window", but you can still help. (and you don't even have to pour a bucket of ice water on your head) Click here here to read about Gospel for Asia and see what the native missionaries are doing, and how you can help them with finances and with prayer.
God is doing ministry through them…He can use you to minister to them, so that they may continue to be used by God to minister to others.