Thursday, September 24, 2009

Emerging Missions

I just found out about this a few weeks ago.

If you don't know, it is the combined efforts among non-Western missionaries to evangelize the world. This is probably one of the coolest things I've ever heard. The Christians in China have started a movement called Back to Jerusalem. In this they plan to send out 100,000 missionaries over the next 10 years to evangelize the areas between China and Jerusalem. It isn't going to be rushed or anything, but will be done with a patient yet driven passion. The Church in South Korea caught wind of this and decided that they would aid China as much as possible in their efforts. On practically the other side of the world, some other Christians were catching the vision. Ethiopian and Nigerian Church leaders felt God's call to the nations through this, and now both have committed to sending 50,000 each over the same time frame. The goal of all of this is to evangelize the majority of 1040 Window and join together in Jerusalem to watch the Savior come back in 2020, as efforts in other areas by people not of this movement will be continued. This is very possible because if it's God's plan it won't be messed up (Job 42:2). I beg and plead that the American Church gets involved with these efforts as best we can. With God you either get on board, or get out of the way.

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