Starting At Home: Your Family & The Gospel
Sometimes, your greatest opportunity for missions is right on your doorstep. What if reaching the unreached starts with your family? That’s often the case.
At Global Disciples, we hear many stories of people coming to faith. And when a person comes to faith in Christ the only person in their family or community they have an amazing opportunity to start sharing the gospel at home and with their family and friends.
The effects can be powerful and so rewarding.
Family And Discipleship Training
Sadiq is experiencing this.
He participated in discipleship training in South Asia last year.
He said, “I am really blessed by this training, and encouraged so much to share about Jesus Christ with my family. I am from a Muslim family—with parents and two brothers. They have not come to the Lord, but I am sharing with them about Jesus Christ.”
When the training program went on outreach, Sadiq went to his own village, talking about Jesus with his friends and neighbors. He said, “I told them how Jesus Christ changed my life. I shared my testimony with many people, and finally, four of my friends put their faith in Jesus Christ.”
While he’s still waiting for his family to make the same decision, Sadiq is committed to sharing the Good News. He says, “I want to see all of the village come to know the Lord in the next five years!”
Sharing the Gospel with Friends and Family
Mehda and his wife took part in the same discipleship training. They are new believers—and the only Christians in their families. Mehda said, “This training helped me to know more about Jesus Christ, and to develop intimacy with God.”
And outreach was significant to Mehda and his wife as well. “We visited door to door and shared the Good News,” he said, “We made many friendships and three people accepted Jesus Christ.”
Remember Your Own Family
They did not neglect their own family—Mehda’s parents and two sisters also live in the village and heard their testimony. However, they haven’t made a decision to follow Jesus yet.
Mehda is not discouraged, and like Sadiq, he is committed to sharing the Gospel with his relatives and the people in his village.
Sometimes, our greatest opportunities for missions are right in our own homes or neighborhoods!
Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective training and coaching strategy, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!
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