I’ve noticed a new hashtag trending on Twitter: #ForTheMission.
It’s for a campaign that the folks over at the International Mission Board (IMB) have started for continuing support to
Now being lead by the recently elected President, David Platt, the IMB’s sole purpose is to, as it says on their website, “bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost peoples of the world.”
The premise of the campaign is for those who donate, to symbolically (or actually for that matter), “skip a meal” by donating $10 in support of the effort. As far as I’ve seen, donations can be made in two ways:
- By texting “4mission” to 80888. I believe the charges are made to your cell phone bill.
- At this website by credit card.
The IMB is also encouraging folks to post a picture of themselves showing how they supported this cause, and tag the picture with the “#forthemission” hashtag.
Here’s a post from the Radical website/blog which explains a bit more about this initiative.
So, what do you think? Are you willing to pass on one meal today to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ?
I pray you do.
Grace and Peace,
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:13-14
I pray for the day to come when we hear about actions like Kim Kardashian’s, and our first inclination is to pray that she soon realizes how greatly she is valued in the eyes of Christ, instead of our first inclination being to condemn and ridicule when her actions reflect how she doesn’t realize it now.
Prayer is central to the Christian faith. There is verse after verse after verse in scripture that calls us, as believers, to pray to our God and King on behalf of ourselves, family, friends, those in authority, and even strangers. One of the most common bible verses on prayer known to believers and unbelievers alike is James 5:16. We trust the bible implicitly about what it says regarding “the prayer of a righteous person”.
A few months ago, I came across an app in the Google Play store called “Unreached of the Day”. This is a wonderful app and it is available on both the Google and iOS platforms. This app is sponsored by The Joshua Project. According to their website, the Joshua Project “is a research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the fewest followers of Christ.”
I really like this app because it is a simple and bare bones product, but yet it contains so much information. There is a different people group to pray for during each day of the year. The information listed for each people group includes population numbers, primary religion, a summary of the people, ministry obstacles, a map of their area, language, etc.
However, I think the main draw of this app is the prayer focus. There is specific focus on how to pray for followers of Christ (if any) within the people group, a specific focus on how to pray for the group as a whole, and a specific scripture to pray regarding the group.
This app is great to incorporate into your personal morning or evening devotionals. Personally, I have incorporated it into my morning devotions and we use it as a family at night during the prayer portion of our family devotions. It’s a good app and it’s free. Download it and feel free to let me know what you think about it in the comments. Thanks. Grace and Peace.
In Service to the King,