We are in a season of gratitude.
Among many other things, I am thankful for God’s unrelenting diligence to his task of building the Church. His work in the lives of emerging leaders has been evident. It is a gratifying feature of EFM’s purpose. And the Luke 10 Initiative – to send at least ten new missionary households to at least ten new fields in the next five years – is discovering many instances of God’s work in the lives of emerging leaders.
We hear their stories.
Recently, a young man described his call. It came in two waves. The first occurred in a series of worship experiences with his youth group. In these, he became highly aware and overwhelmed by God’s grace. Overcome with gratitude and emotion, Jesus’ love won his heart.
Later, he heard a missions leader repeat recent research (joshuaproject.net/frontier) which concluded that 25% of the world’s population have almost no chance of hearing about Jesus from someone in their own people group. Reflecting on his own experience with Jesus’ love, the young man became alarmed that nearly two billion have only a remote possibility to experience it themselves. He surrendered, “Here I am, Lord. I’ll go!”
Presently, out of the Luke 10 Initiative, EFM has a list of nearly one hundred potential future missionaries. EFM is committed, along with their local congregations, to help them discover God’s direction, equip and send them to some of these very peoples. We do this through retreats and discernment trips as well as creating cohorts for training and encouragement.
Jesus is calling the next wave of leaders. This is Jesus building his Church.
This season, as you ponder God’s work in your life, our hope is that you will become more aware of God’s love for you. May God’s grace fill you with gratitude.
|Gratitude grows our soul and often rouses within us a big-hearted response. Like the young man, you may experience a compelling desire to share in spreading Jesus’ amazing love. If so, please consider three options.
A year-end gift would boost this work forward by ensuring discernment and training opportunities continue.
Thanks for prayerfully reflecting on these possibilities.
We – the missionaries and staff of EFM – are grateful for you. God is actively building his church around the world through people like you.
Because of Emmanuel,
Stanley David Leach
Year-End Offering donations will be used to support the ministries of EFM in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. There are three ways to give:
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