Mat 28:18-20 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (nasb)
Go and make disciples of all the nations... Jesus makes this command to His disciples at the end of the book of Matthew. He instructs them in many things throughout the entire Gospel of Matthew and He ends on this one note... to make disciples of every nation baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Now I know it is quite impractical for each one of us to go all about like the disciples did to evangelize the nations, but I do believe we all can play a part in reaching the unreached people throughout the world. There are many ways we can be a part of this great commandment from Jesus and not have to become a missionary ourselves.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Prayerfully support the missionaries in your church.
- Send love offerings to them and give them gifts from your resources that they are requesting to build their churches and community.
- Offer to translate portions of text if you have a native language that has no written Scripture.
- Write letters and encourage them during their time away.
- When they get home give them a place to stay and offer to help them get back into the swing of things by working with them through some of the day to day events. Depending on how long a missionary is gone, things may be quite different when they get back.
Lord give me a heart to do more for the unreached people groups around the world. Especially for those in the 10/40 window. You are an amazing God who works His ways through your people. Let us today be those people. In Jesus name!