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EARTH AT NIGHT
Image credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD
“The people which sat in darkness saw great light…” Matt. 4:16
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
A Page About and for Missionaries and Their Work
We begin with a link (CLICK HERE) that introduces some missionaries associated with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union because I’m familiar with their work and know most of them personally. There are also links to the (Nazarene Missions International) (World Gospel Mission) (One Mission Society); however, all Christian Missionaries from around the world are encouraged to share your work and/or words on this page. We want you to know that you are loved and appreciated and prayed for by your brothers and sisters in Christ. Church leaders and supporters of missionaries are also invited to share words of encouragement, information, and/or links regarding your missionary outreach. Just complete the Leave a Reply form at the bottom of the page. Include your email address in the body of your message if you want others to be able to reach you or you may leave an anonymous message if that is best in your situation.
We realize that some missionaries must work anonymously without sharing names or personal information in order to assure the safety of their families. If you want your posting to be anonymous, just put anonymous or any word of greeting on the form where your name is requested. Your email will not show on the posting unless you include it in the body of your message. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org (with mp in the subject line) if you have questions or concerns about making a post or about editing or removing a post that has already been made.
PRAYER: I think a missionary page must become a prayer page. It should be a place where we come to learn of the work and needs of missionaries and then take them to the Lord in supportive prayer on a regular basis. Will you commit your prayer support for God’s missionaries including those you learn about on this page? It WILL make a difference! May the (click Prayer Quotes) and the following poem remind us of the place and importance of prayer in missionary work.
Pray — Go — Give
Three things the Master hath to do,
And we who serve Him here below
And long to see His Kingdom come
May Pray or Give or Go.
He needs them all — the Open Hand
The Willing Feet, the Praying Heart–
To work together and to weave
A three-fold cord that shall not part.
Nor shall the giver count his gift
As greater than the worker’s deed,
Nor he in turn his service boast
Above the prayers that voice the need.
Not all can Go; not all can Give
To speed the message on its way,
But young or old, or rich or poor,
Or strong or weak — we all can Pray–
Pray that the gold-filled hands may Give
To arm the others for the fray;
That those who hear the call may Go,
And pray–that other hearts may Pray!
–Annie Johnson Flint
BIBLE VERSES FOR MISSIONS: The concept of crossing geographical or cultural boundaries to carry the teachings of God goes all the way back to the Old Testament. Missions didn’t start with the Great Commission, but has been a part of God’s plan since the beginning. Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
Kings Encouraged People to Declare the Glory of the Lord
2 Kings 17:27, 28 “Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land. Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.”
1 Chronicles 16:23, 24 “Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.”
Psalm 18:49 “Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.”
Psalm 96:3 “Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.”
Prophets Proclaimed His Name
Isaiah 43:6, 7 “I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”
Jonah 3:1, 2 “And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.”
Jesus Encouraged His Disciples to Go Tell It
Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
Matthew 28:19, 20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Luke 24:47 “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
The Lord Sent Paul (Saul) and Barnabas to Preach to the Gentiles
Acts 13:2, 3 “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”
Acts 13:47 “For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.”
Acts 20:24 “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
… These Bible verses for missions were found at whatchristianswanttoknow.com
HELPFUL RESOURCES, the first four are shared by a missionary named, Leatha:
Jesus Film Harvest Partners — “It’s About Saving People.” (Bible Story Cloth recommended)
Firm Foundations — Missionary Proven Educational Materials
Simply the Story — Inductive Bible Study “Oral Style”
Story Audio-Visuals — Telling the Story of Jesus in Every Language
The Bible and Phone Minute — The book may be a helpful resource for many that preach and teach the Word. Teaching and study guides with commentary on all the devotionals are available from this website. Scriptures in the book include passages from nearly every chapter in the NT plus a few from the OT.
Read Along Bible Stories for Boys & Girls — What better place is there to sow the seed of God’s Word than into the hearts and minds of boys and girls? …And what better way is there to do it than with Bible Stories nearly all children love and enjoy? There is no expense involved for parents or teachers; all that’s needed is a telephone or a computer, and most children like spending time on both.
Other Sites of a general nature with several links to various resources:
World Christian Missionary Resources — Helping You Share Jesus with Your World
Mission Finder — Resources for Christian Missionaries
Missionary Resource List — Missions Resources Shared by David Crane