As believers in Christ, we can find so much hope in the fact that no matter what the world throws at us, no matter what we endure in life, we know how this whole story ends. King Jesus will return, he will gather those he calls his own, and believers from every nation, tribe, people, and language will dwell with him forever.
Revelation 7:9. That is the endgame. There is no question about it.
Really, the only question for us is: Are we living our lives to that end? Is the way we are investing our lives in line with God’s ultimate plan for the world?
This is why Jesus calls us to “make disciples of ALL nations.” It is not enough that we just think locally. It is not enough that our focus only be at home. We must have on our hearts what God has on his, and that is nothing short of the entire world and the creation of a people for his own possession made up of believers from every tongue, tribe and nation.
He has called us as his followers to go into all the world, proclaiming his name and teaching others to follow him. The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 is the mission statement of every single believer, and though we will all live out that calling differently, none of us are excused. We all get to play a part in God’s redemption of his people.
Fellowship Memphis has always been committed to this mission. At last count, Fellowship Memphis members have served in over 40 different countries over the past 12 years. The longer I am at Fellowship Memphis, the more I am blown away by how God continues to use our people to further his kingdom. Hundreds have gone overseas and thousands have supported through prayer, fasting, giving financially, training, and so much more. It is such a picture of the Church, the body of Christ, working hand-in-hand with one another to accomplish the mission that has been set before us.
So, with that in mind, we want to go, yet again, to do what God has called us to do – make disciples of all nations – and when we do, we go as a family. Some will stay and some will go, but we will all have our part to play in living out this mission God has given us together as a family.
This summer, in partnership with Point of Impact Ministries – an organization started by Fellowship Memphis members David and Ruth Hamilton – our prayer is to see 100 men, women, and children from the Fellowship Memphis body go on mission together to serve, love, and minister to the people of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Written by: Josh Weiss