Nations 3 2020 | The Missing Piece

Many people thoroughly enjoy jigsaw puzzles. Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, sales of jigsaws went through the roof. One of the frustrations of jigsaws is when a piece is missing and the picture is incomplete!

If the Lord’s global mission was a jigsaw puzzle, I wonder where our lives would fit into the bigger ‘picture’? Have you found your place in God’s mission? Are you the missing piece?

In this edition of Nations, we’re going to encourage you to find where you fit into God’s mission to reach the unreached. To do so, we will outline an exciting new venture we’re calling Vision 2025, or V2025, which is a clear picture of where we want to be by the end of 2025.

We have prayerfully set some audacious goals, but we’re acutely conscious that we can’t do it alone. We need people who’ll use their skills, resources and passions to partner with us to reach and disciple unreached people groups.

Isaiah responded to God’s call by saying, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ (Isaiah 6:8). Isaiah made himself available to serve in God’s mission. This is my appeal to you: ask the Lord what part he wants you to play in his mission. Fulfil your ‘piece’ (like a jigsaw) in God’s global picture.

Bruce Hills, International Director

 

 

There are three things we need above all else.

They all begin with ‘P’.


PEOPLE

To accomplish this great task, we need more people. People to go as missionaries, people to serve on short-term teams, people with skills to assist in the services we provide the missionaries, and people to mobilise others to the Great Commission.

What is the Lord speaking to you about your part?

PRAYER

Missionary James Fraser once wrote, ‘I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third places and teaching the fourth.’ To accomplish something extraordinary on the mission field requires something extraordinary in prayer.

Will you commit yourself to stand with us in prayer for our missionaries and the unreached people groups we’re endeavouring to engage? Your prayers make a difference. For more details on how you can do so, please see the the prayer section in our V2025 outline.

PROVISION

Reaching the unreached costs a lot of money. We need greater provision to reap an even greater harvest. Would you please consider supporting a missionary, a project or an initiative to engage with an unreached people group?

See www.world-outreach.com/give, click on your local currency, and explore the many people and projects that you can invest into. Every donation – large or small – contributes directly to World Outreach’s work among unreached people groups.