Reaching Out

In the early 1800’s a preacher gave a message to call men to join him on the mission field in Africa. In the audience were only a few women along with a boy. The pastor knew that few women were expected to volunteer to face harsh African jungle conditions. However, he gave the message; and no one responded. What he didn’t realize was that he had touched the heart of a little boy whose name was David Livingstone. This boy would grow up to spend the rest of his life ministering to Africa’s unreached tribes.

We never know what God is doing in the hearts of those who hear the message of Christ. It is not our job to call people into missions, that belongs to God. It is our job to tell them about missions and other ways to be used of God. We should not allow the seemly “no response” to cause us to stop telling the Gospel story and how God uses people to reach people.

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