Dear Praying Friends,
As I sit to write this month’s bulletin, news reaches me of 210,000 Kenyans who have been displaced due to massive flooding across fifteen counties! More than one hundred have been killed, and, I am sure, many more will; but, as many as 3,000 trapped by the flood in fear for their lives were rescued! We pray for those who were displaced; mourn for those lost in the flood; but, we thank God for those who were saved by the rescuing efforts of others.
It is not my intent to cast the Kenyan crisis in an insignificant light. But, I want you to consider a moment about the urgency with which the people responded to tragedy. We are informed of a far more severe and eternal tragedy which daily threatens a significantly higher percentage of the population…and by significantly higher I mean nearly 100%! From that percentage, I ask you to focus on those who will be born, live, marry, have families, grow old and die trapped in their corner of the world unaware of the floodgates of God’s wrath that will consume them when they step into eternity…a path of destiny on which they placed their own children. Yes, I do speak of those who are ‘unreached’ and will never hear the Triumphant Name of Christ; however, I also speak of those who are ‘misreached’ and will never hear the True Gospel of Christ! They have been misinformed– by those who hate the true Gospel and seek to destroy it as well as those who are themselves confused espousing a false gospel who unwittingly distort it. Satan uses them all!
Many of our missionaries are laboring in areas where there is both heavy conflict and hellish divergences. They need courage to continue with intensity, character to continue with integrity, and confidence that they will indeed uncover those trapped in fear and rescue them from inescapable death! (Prov 24:11-12, Jude 22-23) Our prayers arrest the attention of our Compassionate Lord and provoke Him to sovereign action!
When the children of Israel cried out to God in Exodus 2, it says that “God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” (v. 24-25) If God had respect to their cries for Abraham’s sake, will he not have respect to ours for His Son’s sake?! And by His grace, we will be a part of that rescuing effort by which many will be saved!
Thank you for praying for your missionaries!
J. Rodney Myers
GFF General Director
“Prayer moves Him that moves the universe.” Robert Murray McCheyne