In Matthew 9:36-38 God’s Word says that Jesus, “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.’”
Indeed, God has proven that the harvest is plentiful and we intend to go as workers. Celine and I would like to be obedient to Christ’s command from Luke 10:3 to “Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” We will not go under our own authority, but under the authority of Christ Jesus, whom said in Matthew 28:18-20 “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.’”
We have been called out and sent by Jesus. In going, we follow Christ as He accomplishes God’s plan to save out of the world a people for Himself and to build a church of the Spirit. We will cooperate through obedience. The greatest commandments are to “love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is how we want to live; we want to love people where they are, and to bring the Spirit of Christ to them.
We will travel overland, in a Toyota Land Cruiser, which has been modified and upgraded to handle the demands of Africa’s harsh environment. Our intent is to develop spiritual leaders whom can go out and carry Christ to the community and rural areas around them. In doing so Christ will extend His Kingdom here on earth, bringing hope, healing, and freedom from spiritual bondage to people whom can’t see past today.