ELLIOTT John-&-MaryThe harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38.

These verses reflect the theme and major prayer focus for World Outreach International (WOI) in 2016!

We in WOI believe the Lord has clearly spoken that as a ministry organization we are coming into a season of accelerated growth and harvest, which will not only be in fields where we are presently sowing, but will also be in fields we have not yet sown into. Things are about to speed up. We should not allow limited resources to hinder our dreams of what can be, for resources (of manpower & finance) will align to the vision.”

2016 is Harvest Time!  Whether it be my own Bible meditation, listening to other ministers, reading articles or hearing  prophecies, the same theme, “a season of harvest” comes up again and again with regards to this year.  However the issue is not so much the actual harvest, rather it’s the harvest force – is there enough committed disciples of Jesus Christ who are equipped to nurture the (new) harvest?

For sure the year will throw many distractions at us.  Ecclesiastes 11:8 “whoever watches the wind will not plant, whoever watches the clouds will not reap,” is a great reminder not to be distracted or focus on the wrong things, rather keep our eyes on Him, and on the opportunities He will bring our way.  We are destined to have new fields of opportunities open up to us, with new resources of both manpower and finances coming available.  We must be focusing on Jesus!

Besides praying for a greater harvest and more workers, we are also praying for…

Intimacy with the Lord. This has to be a major ongoing goal for us all in 2016. We gain intimacy by seeking Him with all our hearts and giving Him quality time.

Presence of God. We are praying that in 2016 we as an international Mission family will experience and enjoy His ever increasing tangible PRESENCE.

Ears To Hear. Not only for ourselves, but also that other members of the WOI global family will hear His voice more clearly.

It is our hope that you too will desire and experience the same, and we welcome your partnership in another great year of Kingdom harvest!


International Director