More Than Enough!! Wouldn’t that be a wonderful testimony for missionaries? For Global Workers in Africa, that is not the case. There is a need for more people. There is a need for more committed prayer teams. There is a need for more committed and larger financial support.
Lloyd and I were appointed with WorldVenture in 2002 – in all of that time have never, ever heard even one of these testimonies.
My husband’s quote is the absolute best at how to support the work of full time missions work, “PRAY. PAY. OR PACK!” Lloyd first said this about 17 years ago, in 2002, when he and I first started this journey. And these words are true. Global Missions ministry requires all of these.
The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform.” So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it. Exodus 36: 5 – 7
In The Lord, we surely have more than enough … are you a part of that? Are you answering God’s call to “Pray. Pay. or Pack”? Our strong hope for our Global Workers in Africa are than they will one day be able to say:
Here’s what I do know: the missionaries that I know are some of the most gifted, anointed, talented, innovative people that I have ever known. They are creatively sharing the truth of the Gospel with a dying world and suffering much loss in the process, however, they count the loss as nothing to even mention. They don’t go to the field because of some warm fuzzy feeling that overtakes them – they go because the call of God compels them to go! They are not beggars who come to your church or small group because there is no where else to go — they are sent ones who come to your church or small group because they know that just as they have answered the call to go; the Body of Christ must answer the call to participate by praying, participating and giving provisions.
In Exodus – when the people realized that God had placed among them gifted artisans/skilled people to do the work; they willingly brought their gifts so that the work could be completed – so much so that Moses had to tell them to stop bringing gifts. It would be a beautiful thing if this would happen in the Body of Christ today. The work is not done! Not for those who are sent out – and not for those responsible for sending them.
What would it take for the Body of Christ to support missions in this way?
I don’t know. But my prayer is that it will be so.
Lloyd and I serve as Global Ministries Director for 125 people serving in 13 countries across the continent of Africa. Our role is to encourage, equip and empower them in all ways that the Lord leads. Click here to join our team. Do you want to know who we serve? Click any of these country names to read great stories and to see how you might become a part of our More Than Enough!
WHERE WE ARE SERVING IN AFRICA
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