Let’s start with the bad news. 2.1 billion people or about 29% of the world’s population today have no access to the gospel. Currently, only 3% of missionaries are reaching this group (Source: Lausanne Global Analysis). Many missionaries and mission teams are going to places where there is already gospel engagement. The reality is, not enough is being done to reach the unreached.
The good news is that God is not done with us yet. He is causing a global missions movement to sweep across the nations in a powerful and unprecedented way. The movement is not lateral anymore from the West to the East, but multilateral, dynamic and revolutionary.
“The unfinished task of reaching the least reached grows in scale and scope,” said Lawrence Tong, Operation Mobilisation (OM) International Director.
“However, I am moved by the conviction that God’s power, anointing and wisdom rest upon us, the entire Body of Christ, to accomplish this mission. We are constantly exploring with churches, mission organisations and individuals new ways in which we can collaborate for the extension of God’s Kingdom all over the world,” Tong continued.
Collaboration is the best way forward to reach the unreached. This wave of change for missions is certainly set in motion in Singapore this year. Partnerships are forged across different mission platforms. Churches, mission agencies and Christian organisations are coming together and saying, “Let’s do missions together.”
People of all ages—passionate millennials and pre-tirees from their fifties onwards—are stepping forward and saying, “We want to do missions in our prime!”
Churches are sending families, children and youth teams into missions. Christian professionals—teachers, counsellors, healthcare workers, engineers, media specialists, and more—are asking, “What can we offer to missions with our God-given skills and abilities?”
“The fulfilment of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission cannot be undertaken simply by one party. It demands labourers of every talent and tongue, and the diversity within the Body of Christ leaning upon each other to build up His Kingdom,” said Willy Ong, OM Singapore Executive Director.
“When Christ’s body comes together in unity, we can collectively see, appreciate, and build on each other’s differences and capabilities. I am in anticipation of what can be accomplished with such symphony.”
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
To preach the gospel in the whole world seems daunting, but not when we do it as a united, collective movement.
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