God is looking for a man.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
—2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV)
God is looking for a man who is willing to take the gospel message to the unchurched cities of the United States. He wants everyone to hear the gospel message and needs some one to take the message to them.
Let’s review the numbers from The Barna Group* found in our previous post, “Unchurched Cities”:
- Burlington, Vermont- Population**: 214,796- 55% unchurched
- Plattsburgh, New York- Population: 82,128- 55% unchurched
- Boston, Massachusetts- Population: 4,628,910- 53% unchurched
- Manchester, New Hampshire- Population: 2,794,000- 53% unchurched
- Portland/Auburn Metro area, Maine- Population: 514,098- 52% unchurched
- Albany/Schenectady/Troy Metro area, New York- Population: 881,830- 50% unchurched
- New York, New York- 8,537,673- 48% unchurched
Is the Lord speaking to you? Is He asking you to take the gospel to these cities? Maybe you are a young person who thinks someone should do something but don’t think you can. Friend, you cannot do it in your strength, but the Lord desires to show Himself strong in the behalf of you. He wants to show Himself strong in the behalf of one whose heart is perfect toward Him. He desires someone who loves Him and desires nothing more than to be used of Him and make His glory known.
If you would just step out in faith and trust the Lord to provide as you prepare to undertake such a task, the Lord will use you. As He does, we at Vision will provide you with the following:
1) Ministry training and preparation for two years
2) Financing to care for family and ministry expenses
3) Cross-cultural preparation
4) Personal mentoring by veteran church-planters, both in American and foreign fields
5) Collaboration with teams to help evangelize and get started
Jesus told us to pray for laborers. Would you join us in praying for laborers to devote their lives to preaching the good news of Jesus Christ to these cities? Would you devote your life to preaching His good news to these cities?
*http://cities.barna.org/barna-cities-the-top-churchless-metro-areas/ All percentages were taken from this article.
**All population estimates were taken from the National Census Bureau website.