My passion and mission is to help believers and churches connect with the most under-evangelized people of the world, to bring Christians face to face with people who’ve never met a follower of Jesus.
Recent study has shown that eight or nine out of every ten Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists have never met a Christian. I think Jesus wants to change that. I think few people ever trust Jesus until they’ve decided they can trust one of his followers. So how do we make the connection?
I speak. Around the U.S. and some internationally, I talk to churches on Sunday morning and teach at classes throughout the week. I tell people that God is up to something big: The Bible is full of His purpose, history demonstrates it, and right now He’s at work. I help normal people discover the ways Jesus has designed them to join in God’s purposes.
I write. Like my speaking, the writing I do is designed to help believers take steps of obedience to Jesus as He leads them into involvement with other cultures. Muslim Connect is a super short weekly email that helps normal people understand and befriend Muslims. It helps us think about Muslims the way God does and love them like Jesus does. I also write monthly for Missions Catalyst and occasionally for the popular site, The Denison Forum.
I take people. There’s nothing like sitting down for tea in the midst of the sights, sounds and smells of a different culture. Many things shape our lives, but I know of nothing more potent than a well-planned visit. So I take people to meet the most under-evangelized people on the planet. It’s one of my favorite things to do.
Since most of the 80-90% of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists who’ve never met a Christian are not actively paying people to come and meet them, I raise funds to cover my salary and associated expenses for this work.
If you would be interested in joining me in this work of connecting people like us with those who’ve never met people like us before, I would be honored. I am blessed by churches and individuals who partner with me on a monthly basis. This allows me to plan more effectively and to know how much energy still needs to be devoted to fundraising. At the same time, I appreciate special contributions in situations where monthly pledges are not workable.
My team for this mobilization work is <a href=Healing Nations>http://www.healingnations.net>, an outstanding agency with experience and vision.
Thank you for considering joining me in the work God has given.