All of us. The Church. God's people. We have a mission. The Great Commission. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (NIV) Matthew 28:19-20
But here's the thing. I wholeheartedly believe that going into ALL nations looks different for each individual believer. God puts special and unique callings and passions in our hearts. We all have a part in sharing the Gospel. Whether that takes place on the other side of the world or right next door. To me it's ALL going.
As much as I love and feel called to East Asia, I still feel compelled to support and send forth others who follow in obedience to the great commission. To New York. To India. To Nevada. To Africa. To Illinois. To Ukraine. To Florida. To Italy. It's ALL going. That's it. We are ALL in this together. We all have a part to play today and forever.
My calling is to East Asia. I know I'm called to sharing Christ with all those around me right where I am the other 350 days of the year, but there's something that comes alive in my heart and soul when I'm there. When I'm doing what God created me to do. Sharing His love and His story with those who have NEVER heard.
I contemplated back and forth what to do about going back this year. Every part of me aches to go back on a daily basis. The problem is that my desire to go back was outweighed by my lack of funds. I have the heart to go and the willingness to go but can't afford to go on my own.
So what do I do? Do I give up? Or do I step out on faith and trust Jehovah Jireh, the God who Provides? I choose to trust; therefore, I've decided to sell a tshirt.
I know. I know. So is everybody else. But this is all I got.
If you feel led to support the furthering of the Gospel and me, I would be so thankful. The tshirt is Anvil SoftStyle, and I'll be selling them for $20 for all sizes plus $5 if you need it shipped. I do travel around MS a lot, so I would be able to deliver any shirt orders along I-55 from New Orleans to Memphis as well as the Columbus/Starkville area. You can comment here on the blog, on facebook, or email me with your size and pay with cash, check (made out to me which I will in turn use to pay both fund the nations and for my trip), or paypal. In order to use paypal, you can just choose to send money and enter my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Philippians 1:3-6 "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all of my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your PARTNERSHIP in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (NIV)
That's all I'm asking. Please partner with me in the sharing of the Gospel. I wanted a shirt that reminds you that your giving, supporting, believing, praying makes you a partner. You become part of the story of each new believer. For every student who turns their life over to God and accepts Him as their personal Lord and Savior, you had a part in that. Thank you in advance for supporting me and the Gospel.