For those of who didn’t know or haven’t seen me yet, I am in America. You might be wondering why, since I’m a missionary, shouldn’t I still be in Africa?
Although I get to travel the world and lead short-term expeditions, I can only do that if there are people willing to come with me. Therefore, a huge part of my job is recruiting. The only other time I’ve heard the term recruiting was in relation to the army, but when I stop and think about it, I am doing something very similar. Army recruiters desire to enlist people in order to build a team able and willing to continuously protect our freedom in America. They are called upon and sent out for a specific mission. I recruit for the army of the kingdom of God, bringing freedom and salvation that has been purchased by the blood of Jesus to the lost and hurting in neglected parts of the world. I enlist and deploy believers into theses locations.
As an ambassador of the kingdom of God, not only do I preach the good news to the lost, I am also sent to call those already in the kingdom to participate. We, as believers, have been entrusted with the Gospel (1 Thessalonians 2:4), equipped with the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18), and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8, Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 2:4). We are all invited to go!
So, I’m in America looking for people ready and willing to participate in the advancement of the kingdom of God around the world.
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37).