OLD FRIENDS FROM HONG KONG, Wendell and Daisy Martin and their family have been faithfully serving persecuted Christians in Asia and other parts of the world for 25 years. The name of their ministry is “GoForth Ministry,” and it truly describes what they do.
Here is a message from Wendell to the Body of Christ that should encourage you, inspire you and challenge you to seek God as to how He can use you to share His love with others. I urge you to check out GoForth’s website at http://www.go4thinjesus.name/index.htm and pray about supporting the Martins in their work. They also offer opportunities to “go forth” yourself, and carry the Word of God to believers in restricted countries like China and Vietnam.
Trust me, you will never be the same if you allow God to use you in this way.
We’re living in very exciting times. While some folks sit around wringing their hands in growing alarm because of the darkness that is obviously sweeping our nation and the world, God is calling his children to step forward in total commitment to His service. We have a job to do. This is no joke. There is no more time to wait for someone else to do something! Those who claim to serve and love the Lord Jesus are the only ones who can truly meet the challenge.
Many generations of Christians have done well at faithfully attending their churches week after week. But there is no more time for just sitting and soaking it in! It’s time to GO. It’s time to BUILD on the foundation of faith we’ve received after all those years of church. It’s time for God’s people to make their faith alive and effective by choosing to surrender to Jesus’ lordship over their own lives and to become active and involved in the passion and burden of the One we claim to follow.
Tell me, what more can we possibly learn before we ‘feel’ qualified to finally enter the ranks of those Christian soldiers who burn with such a love and devotion to their Saviour that they are compelled to action? Men and women, sometimes with much – but more often with little or no talent or training– struggling, yet pressing forward because they really, really believe what Jesus does and says. Pointing others to the cross and leading them into a disciplined walk with the living Lord Jesus. That’s it! Simple! Yet it’s so incredibly powerful. Lights shining in the dark.
Guess what? When you choose to throw it all to the wind – your hard-earned rights as a citizen of planet earth, all of your worries and fears, your lack of perfection and self-confidence – as you let it go, you can become more and more that shining light, boldly representing Jesus Christ in this ever-darkening world. You can be one of those special ones who really makes a difference!
May the Lord bless you in His special way!
In His service,