Just before He ascended into Heaven the Lord Jesus gave His disciples a reminder of His "Great Commission" to take the Gospel to the whole
world! (Acts 1:8; see also: Matthew 28:18-20) Then an angel told the disciples that Jesus would return the same way He left the earth (Acts 1:9-11).
Christians are not supposed to abandon this missions mandate and retire to a mountaintop to wait for His return. Instead, they should "occupy,"
or "do business" until He returns (Luke 19:13 - in a parable about faithful stewardship).
We are living at the end of the greatest period of missionary activity in history. This was foretold in the message to the Church at Philadelphia
(Revelation 3:7-13). During this time missionaries have followed Jesus' own example of meeting people's needs in order to earn the right to be
heard. They have improved the living conditions of people around the world, fed the hungry, built hospitals, and established schools. Then
they have given the Gospel, the best of all gifts.
Unfortunately, the spirit of the apostate Church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) is rapidly growing stronger, threatening to merely provide assistance
without faithfully giving the life-changing Gospel message that Jesus is God's only provision for salvation (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
Ultimately, there will be representatives in Heaven of "every tribe and tongue and people and nation" (Revelation 5:9). The Bible says,
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14).
So far, the missionary enterprise has only been the privilege of human disciples of the Lord, but at a certain time during the Tribulation period God
will allow angels to finish the work (Revelation 14:6-7).
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Operation Christmas Child:From a shoebox to the 'Greatest Journey'
Dec. 4, 2017 - The Samaritan's Purse program Operation Christmas Child not only gives joy and hope to children all over the world, it also
invites them to enroll in a free discipleship program called “The Greatest Journey.”
In nearly 100 countries, this is the follow-up discipleship program that equips the local church to help children learn about Christ's love and
become faithful followers of the Lord. .. more than five million children have made decisions to follow Christ.
- Source: OneNewsNow
Operation Bible Smuggling: How Christian texts infiltrate North Korea
Oct. 9, 2017 - Missionary organization use balloons to smuggle Bibles into North Korea.
These days, flash drives, SD cards, leaflets and photos featuring the strictly outlawed religious texts are also disseminated
not only from balloons but also through the use of large drones.
- Source: Hollie McKay - Fox
North Korea: How Christians survive in the world's most anti-Christian nation - Fox
China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom
June 30, 2017 -
What goes on in China matters to the Church worldwide; soon, it will be the country with the largest Christian population and,
in time, it might have the world’s largest missionary force.
- Source: Brian C. Stiller - Christianity Today
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Booklet: Raising Up a New Generation from the 4/14 Window to Transform the World - Luis Bush
Back To Jerusalem Missions Movement from Chinese House Church
- BTJ in United Kingdom
The Bible League
Brethren In Christ World Missions
The Caleb Project
Campus Crusade for Christ International
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Every Home For Christ
Global Media Outreach
Global Mission Events Calendar
Hope for Europe
International Conference on Computing in Missions
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Multiplication Network (MNM)
Operation World - The Definitive Prayer Guide For Every Nation
Malawi-Mission.org - The Millers' Musings
Don Richardson Books
Trans World Radio
United States Center For World Missions
- Mission Frontiers Magazine
- The State of World Evangelism
- Operation World 2001
Window of Opportunity - The 10/40 Window
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Youth For Christ
Youth With A Mission
Last Updated: 12/4/17
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