We feel compelled to tell a little bit about WHY we are going as missionaries. We are not on this adventure because we want a glorified vacation, or want to do a good deed. We are going only for the glory of God. We cannot accomplish anything on our own; it’s only by the grace of God that we can accomplish anything at all! The Bible tells us to “Go and make disciples of ALL nations….” (Matthew 28:19-20). We feel like the Bible tells all Christians to GO and share the good news of Jesus Christ, not just a few of them. Some are called to go across the street, across the state, nation, or across the world. We feel like God has called us to go to the nations to tell others about him.
What is the message we will be telling? We will be teaching others about the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can have salvation and spend eternity in heaven (see John 14:6). There are many in the world who have never even heard of the name of Jesus Christ (some estimate that 2 billion people do not have access to the gospel at all!) If these people do not hear and accept the good news, they will spend eternity separated from God. This reality should motivate us into action! “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…” If you have any questions about why, or about what all we will be teaching, please let us know, we’d really like to talk to you more about this.
Derek and Audrey