All of our lives we’ve heard of the Second Coming… that we’ll soon see Jesus in clouds of glory. Yet here we are. Why hasn’t Jesus come?
Could it be that Jesus has asked us to do a task that remains undone–a task so important His return hinges on its completion?
The world population exceeds 7 billion. An estimated 2.84 billion haven’t heard of Jesus. The end will come after the gospel has been preached in ALL the world (Matthew 24:14).
Of the 2.84 billion people who haven’t heard about Jesus, 97% live in the 10/40 Window. This area must be reached with the gospel.
Introducing people to Jesus in the 10/40 Window
Adopt a Worker
by Pat Gustin
Vice President for Field Operations
Mission. What is it, and why do we do it? Since you are reading this you are obviously interested. Surprisingly, the word mission doesn’t appear anywhere in the Bible. However, the concept is embodied everywhere in Scripture, beginning in the Garden of Eden.
That quiet evening as Jesus walked sadly through the beauty He had created, searching for Adam and Eve, His mission had begun–finding the lost. Frightened, ashamed, and naked, they were hiding from the only One who could restore their honor, innocence, and peace. In the millennia that have passed since that day, God has continued on His never-ending walk through history, searching for His lost children, many of whom are still hiding in shame, guilt, and fear. God chose Abraham and his descendants to join Him in His mission. Unfortunately, they largely failed, but God never gave up. Today He calls us to join Him in His mission to reach a lost world.
For over 140 years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has taken this calling seriously. Since J. N. Andrews and his two children sailed for Europe in 1874, the church has continued to expand its understanding and vision of mission. Gradually, God opened our eyes to the magnitude of His mission. It includes the whole world–every tribe, language, and people group.
This is our mission–as individuals and as a church. This is the mission of Gospel Outreach–to join God in His relentless search to find those who do not yet know Him and bring them into the family of God.
Blessings to all of you who faithfully share your resources to further God’s mission in the 10/40 Window!