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  1. Seeing the World Through God’s Eyes April 6, 2008

  2. JOYful Reasons to Say “Yes” to Missions • #1 – Jesus • We have been authorized by Jesus Christ to “go and make disciples.” • Missions is close to the center of God’s heart. • “God so loved the world that He gave…” and it is also the reason that He sends.

  3. To be captured by a passion for missions is to capture the heart of God.

  4. JOYful Reasons to Say “Yes” to Missions • #2 Others • 2/3 of the world lives below our poverty line. • God promised to meet all of our needs and He we can be channels of His material and spiritual provisions.

  5. Jeannie and Donatha

  6. JOYful Reasons to Say “Yes” to Missions • #2 Others • 2/3 of the world lives below our poverty line. • God promised to meet all of our needs and He we can be channels of His material and spiritual provisions. • Christianity is “illegal” in many parts of the 10/40 window but God is working on the inside.

  7. Muslim Converts to Christ • Afghanistan – before 9-11 only 17; today over 10,000 and growing • Ubekstan – none known prior to 1990; today more than 30,000 • Iraq – more than 70,000 since the Iraq war, 50,000 while refugees in Jordan • Kazakhstan – Only 3 under the Soviet Union; today more than 15,000

  8. Muslim Converts to Christ • Egypt – more than 1 million over the past decade. In 2005, sold 600,000 Jesus Film and 750,000 Bible on tape in Arabic • Iran – 500 under the Ayatollah Khomenini; today over 1 million • Sudan – more than 1 million since 2001, more than 5 million since the early 1990s

  9. JOYful Reasons to Say “Yes” to Missions • #3 Yourself • Going in the power of the Holy Spirit will change your life! • You will experience His power. • You will accomplish things in Jesus name that you never thought you were capable of. • You will capture the heart of God.

  10. Who CAN’T go on a mission trip? • Those who are in prison. • Those who can’t walk.

  11. What does it take to go? • A willing heart • Prayer and financial support • A desire to make a difference for the Kingdom of God • Empowerment by the Holy Spirit

  12. To be captured by a passion for missions is to capture the heart of God.