Should-We-Go VS. Show-Us-Where

February 4, 2008

I have a high opinion of my newborn son. I think he’s pretty valuable. But I don’t believe all the nations of the world would benefit from hearing about him.

Not so with Jesus. The value of Jesus Christ demands nothing less than a worldwide hearing of the gospel (Isaiah 49:6). The Father means for all the nations on earth to benefit from the light of his Son. We, the church, have been commissioned to see that they do.

Which is why reaching the unreached isn’t an optional concern for Concord. It’s our God-given mission and privilege. We don’t even have to pray “should-we-go” prayers; only “show-us-where” prayers. Pretty simple.

God seems to be showing us where. He may be opening the door for us to go the Yauyos Quechuas of South Peru. You can learn a little bit more about the research our Missions Committee has done and about the Yauyos themselves in the latest Chronicle (to be mailed tomorrow). In the meantime, you may want to familiarize yourself with terminology like “people groups” and “unreached people groups.” The following sites can help:

International Mission Board

People Groups

Joshua Project

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