When the real growth occurs
THE BODY OF CHRIST is growing in the Philippines! Believers from local churches have felt compelled to share the Gospel with Least-Reached People groups, and God has blessed their efforts. But the greatest growth came when these new followers of Jesus reached out to their own people.
The cross-cultural missionary task is never to evangelise all the people, but to establish a growing and vibrant indigenous church capable of taking the Gospel to their own people. In every case, this is when the real growth occurs!
Max Chismon is the International Director of Simply Mobilizing. He works with an international leadership team in overseeing the work of Simply Mobilizing in over eighty countries worldwide.
He and his wife, Dorothy, are from New Zealand, but have been based in the Philippines since the late 1970s. They have two grown-up children (both born in the Philippines) and five grandchildren.