Send Those Who Go
Originally posted at: http://samsusa.org/2018/03/09/send-those-who-go/
Familiar words given to us by the physician Luke, All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. (Acts 2:44,45)
These words give a sentimental idealism to our idea of the early church. Yet, in this era of local to global, these words are more prophetic than nostalgic. Today, Senders, those who respond to God’s call to mission through prayers and donations, sell property and give sacrificially just like those early believers. Throughout the history of the church, those who journeyed out cross-culturally always had need of spiritual, moral and physical support. Today’s cross-cultural workers are the same. So, how can we provide spiritual, moral, and physical support?
- Spiritual: Prayer, prayer, and more prayer! This is something that anyone from anywhere can participate in. Not sure how to pray? Visit the prayer page to discover a prayer calendar.
- Moral: Let them know you are listening. SAMS Missionaries love to know that you are keeping up to date with their ministry. When you read their newsletters, reply and let them know you care and are praying for them.
- Physical: Give financially. Acts 2:45 tells of people giving up their own property and possessions for those who were sharing the Gospel. We can give in some way too so that others may know the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Are you one who gives so that others might go? Maybe you never realized that you are a member of the Acts 2:44-45 club.